Surface cleaning of dirt, smoke, and the accumulated unwanted “Stuff” that adheres to the surface of an oil painting. Original varnish removal, over time, varnish begins to darken, ‘it’s as if you are viewing the painting though amber-brown tinted glasses’. Combined with the accumulation of years of dirt, smoke and grime, the result is a painting that has become dark with many details obscured or lost. The repair and stabilisation of the picture support i.e. Wood panel, metal, paper, cardboard, composition board and canvas, professional picture restoration by painting restorer Alan Brown
Bespoke Picture Framing Based in Malvern, Worcestershire, The Original Artwork Store Picture Framing division provides a full service covering all aspects of picture framing. We offer advice along with a huge choice of the finest materials to fit your framing needs and your budget we aim to match all your thoughts and requirements to enhance your beloved item. All framing is completed in house on our premises in Malvern, and from start to finish your order will be expertly worked on by owner, Alan Brown with the added benefit of being a professional artist and oil painting restorer.
4a Graham Road
A sample of original paintings available in the shop
Yesterday I collected a 19th century family portrait in oils, which Alan had cleaned and restored. He also replaced lost moulding on the frame and brought it back to its original splendour. I am delighted with the quality of Alan’s work, which he completed within the time he had estimated. He also gave me some interesting background about the artist. The picture now glows as it hangs on the wall, and I am sure will be a treasured possession of the subject’s great, great grandson, to whom the picture has been given.