If you’re an art collector, or belong to a Regional Gallery or other collecting institution, read on to see how I can best help you.
Providing services to the Blue Mountains, Western Sydney and regional New South Wales.
A condition report with detailed photos records the current condition of your artwork. Before a valuable piece of art goes on loan, exhibition or to off-site storage it’s a good idea to get it condition reported.
Full conservation treatments
A full treatment stabilises your painting as well as restoring the original appearance as closely as possible. To see some examples of full painting treatments visit the Gallery page, here.
Restoration treatments can include:
- cleaning of the painting surface;
- removal of a darkened or deteriorated varnish and re-varnishing the painting;
- repairing a torn canvas or holes in the canvas;
- flattening deformations in the canvas or board;
- removing old repairs and overpaints that are deteriorating;
- securing and laying down flaking paint; and
- retouching paint losses and damages.
Partial conservation treatments focusing on stabilisation of the artwork are also possible sometimes. These ensure the preservation of the artwork, so it may be further restored at a later date.
Sometimes it’s appropriate or recommended to undertake minor treatments that’ll prevent damage or decay from occurring in the future.
Collection assessments and Preservation Needs Assessments
Assessments or surveys of your whole art collection can be undertaken, including paintings, works on paper, objects and sculptures. For Regional Galleries and art societies, a Preservation Needs Assessment can also be done.
Documentation and inventorising your art collection
I have experience in documenting and creating detailed inventories of art collections.
Do you have questions?
A common question I get is about pricing. Unfortunately I’m not able to work out the price of a restoration treatment from photos or your description of the painting over the phone. I’ll need to see you painting and do a few tiny tests to work out how your painting is likely to respond to treatment.
You can bring your painting to me for a free assessment and quote. It’s obligation free, and if the quote doesn’t suit your budget we can talk about any possible alternatives. If you have other questions why not check out my Frequently Asked Questions, send me a message or give me a call, by following the link below.
Small maritime painting before treatment
Painting after light cleaning and varnishing
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Kristel: 0415 773 494