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With a new permanent studio for the conservation of paintings and frames in Falmouth opened in late 2018, this practice offers a wide range of treatments and consultancy services for easel paintings and frames. With over 35 years’ experience working closely with heritage collections and private owners, we are experienced at finding practical and pragmatic solutions to satisfy the needs of all our clients. We carry out museum standard conservation treatments ranging from major studio-based projects on individual paintings, including lining and structural treatments carried out on our own premises, to condition surveys for both private individuals and public collections with remedial and preventive conservation work carried out in the studio or on site as appropriate. We include full documentation, photography and conservation framing as standard for all works. We can also assist with short-to-long term budget planning for collections, rolling programs of studio and in-situ work and the storage, packing and couriering of art works. A museum standard framing and glazing service is offered for frames accompanying paintings and we commission high quality historic reproduction and modern frames if needed.


We work on paintings from all Schools but we specialise in British Art from c.1500 to the present, with an emphasis on British portraiture and 19th and 20th century landscape (including oil sketches on paper and board) notably John Constable, the Newlyn and St. Ives schools (19th & 20th c.) the Norwich school and marine paintings. Increasingly we are finding that 20th century paintings are needing remedial treatments. In this respect we have recently carried out work on paintings by Frank Dicksee, Julius Olsson, Duncan Grant, Thomas Percy Earl, Dorothea Sharp, Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash, John Armstrong, Patrick Heron, Michael Praed, Clifford Fishwick, Karl Weschke, John Craxton, Eileen Cooper, W. Russell-Flint, Norman Wilkinson, Peter Lanyon and William Scott to name but a few.

A written treatment proposal and estimate including materials and transport costs (if any) is provided in advance of all work and agreed with the client. We have Hiscox professional conservator’s insurance including public liability and professional indemnity.

Technical and scientific examination and consultancy is available for selected works.

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