Located in the heart of downtown Morgan Hill, Colibri Art and Framing has been providing excellent design services and quality framing since 2005. In 2016, Dan and Kathy McCranie purchased the business with the intent of adding a professional gallery and a goal to make Morgan Hill an arts destination in the Bay Area. Over the next three years, they expanded the business by adding talented people to the Colibri team, a new state-of-the-art production facility, and in 2020 a dedicated professional art gallery.
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Dan and Kathy McCranie
Dan and Kathy have been residents of the South County area of Silicon Valley for almost 40 years. For most of those years, Dan was involved in high-tech management, predominantly in silicon chips. Beginning in 2011, the McCranie family began a slow process of disengaging from large high-tech companies and engaging in new, local enterprises. To that end, they created the restaurant Ladera Grill in downtown Morgan Hill and are now in the process of creating an additional mixed-use, multistory retail facility in downtown Morgan Hill.
The purchase of FastFrame™, and the subsequent conversion of that business to Colibri Art and Framing, is a continuation of their dream to provide interesting and high-quality dining and non-dining retail businesses for the Morgan Hill community.
The couple enjoys both adventure travel and, when not on the road, quality time with their four dogs. Dan’s hobbies include photography, painting, and hiking; Kathy enjoys walking, needlepoint, and reading.
Framing General Manager
Ellie is an artist originally from the Midwest who now calls Morgan Hill her hometown. Ellie has a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from the University of Iowa and a BA in studio art from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Along with working in several art museums and galleries, she also worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Arizona State University and Indiana University where she taught undergraduate and graduate students. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally and is in several national collections.
Ellie joined Colibri in 2017 and found that her background in printmaking, book arts, and sculpture made a natural fit for frame design and conservation framing. In 2018, she was promoted to general manager and she has since overseen the expansion of Colibri's production facility and most notably the formation of Colibri's professional art gallery.
In her free time, Ellie loves spending time with her family, learning new things, exploring the Bay Area, and doing home improvement projects with her husband Michael.
Framer | Designer
Abigail is a talented and successful pastel artist who also does commission artwork. In addition, Abby is an accomplished artist in the field of watercolor, charcoal, and pen and ink.
At Colibri Art and Framing, Abby puts her extensive knowledge of color, design, and composition to great use in working with our customers to create truly unique custom products that enhance the art being framed.
Working as a successful commission artist AND at Colibri Art and Framing provides little free time for Abigail. When she is able to take some time off, Abigail enjoys riding and working with her horses as well as nature photography.
Framer | Designer
Sheng is a San Jose based contemporary artist, focusing on oil painting and fashion design. He developed his artistry while studying at both the Art Institute of Chicago as well as University of Arts London program at Central Saint Martins.
Sheng has a thorough understanding of design theory, structure and composition. With this knowledge having been applied through several years of practical design experience, Sheng can provide valuable consultative support to our customers in the development of custom framing projects and interior design.
In his spare time, Sheng enjoys cinema and e-sports events, as well as supporting his church community through multiple art design projects.
Framemaker | Designer
Ursula is from Morgan Hill and grew up doing woodworking with her father.
This early experience has given her a knack for frame making.
She studied art in school and her attention to detail and color matching is excellent. Ursula currently displays her artistic talent through special effects makeup and sewing her own costumes.
In her free time, she loves to exercise and watch movies.