We specialize in the care and treatment of individual paintings or entire collections, contemporary or antique, easel size or over-sized including murals and painted objects. The natural process of aging in a painting begins soon after its completion. Too often this process is accelerated by environmental conditions encountered during display, storage, or unforeseen disaster.
As paintings age, airborne particulate matter within the environment, such as dust and smoke, accumulates on all surfaces. Most varnishes are likely to discolor as they age. Cleaning becomes necessary to remove coatings that alter the artist’s original tones and hues. Even recent paintings can benefit from a light cleaning and an appropriate protective varnish.
Professional conservation treatment can repair seemingly irreversible tears, losses, flaking, stains, and deformations. Conservation techniques and archival materials can stabilize an active cycle of deterioration and return a painting to display condition and collectible value.