About Opus


Our success is measured in the fulfilment of those we serve and work alongside. The Opus experience is as much about learning and exploring as it is about picking up supplies. 

Your Creative Partner

At Opus, people matter. We’re a community and we’re here to support your entire creative journey. From that first flash of inspiration through to final execution, our mission is to provide quality art materials, resources and guidance, relevant to you, your level of skill and commitment.


Creatives Serving Creatives

Opus is a network of creative individuals. Many of our employees are artists themselves, eager to share expert advice and indispensable product insight. Our weekly articles, interviews, how-to guides, in-store and online events and demos offer invaluable information, artist to artist. You can showcase your work in our Virtual Galleries and stay locally informed through our Creative Community Hub. 

Sharing Success

Companies like ours have an important role to play in helping the many non-profit organisations which operate on little or no funding. Through our Community Support & Donations Program, Opus assists charitable groups, societies and schools pursuing visual art and art education initiatives in their communities across British Columbia.

Small is Beautiful

Opus was founded by David van Berckel, as a little picture frame manufacturer in 1974, and is still an independently-owned, globally-connected local business. His company philosophy ‘small is beautiful’ remains at our core. 


Complete Care, from Start to Finish

Whatever your medium, Opus provides quality materials, inspiration and assistance to help you realise your creative endeavours. We help you preserve and present your artwork and digital prints with ready-made or custom frames assembled to your specifications. We began as a framing company, are experts in the field, and we now provide one-on-one consultation.

Land Acknowledgment

We would like to acknowledge that we are operating our businesses on the traditional and unceded territories of the Indigenous Peoples.

If you would like to learn which territories your local Opus is on, please visit our locations pages.

David van Berckel, Founder


Tom  James, President and CEO

Our Team

Granville Island

Leanne Kiely & Lara Hjorthoy


Tristan Noone

Downtown Vancouver

Trevor Code


Erin Martens


Kristie Loudon


Megan Roberts

North Vancouver

Cat Brick

Print space

Thomas Yee

National Mail Order

Kyrra Kosar