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The Original Artwork StoreThe Original Artwork Store
5 Stars - Based on 25 User Reviews

Alan did a brilliant job repairing, cleaning and rebacking our Victorian oil painting. The original canvas was in poor condition. It is now well prepared to survive the next 130 years! Thanks again Alan.


Alan Clarke
Google review

I recently took a very dirty and dingy small painting (late 19th Century) to Alan for cleaning and restoration – he did a wonderful job. The painting has been brought back to life, as it were… it’s as if light were shining out from it! I am very pleased with it indeed. I also asked Alan to frame it and he helped me to select a frame which I feel enhanced the painting very well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alan’s work, he really knows what he’s doing.

Martyn L
Yell reviews

I needed a large oil painting of Tossa de Mar in the 1950’s completely cleaned and quite a lot of restoration work to be carried out. I was recommended to Graham by a friend and found him very friendly and approachable. It took some months as you can imagine rebuilding up layers of paint, but the finished article was superb. The craftsmanship he employed was second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending his work to anyone. Thank you Graham.

MikeI-29
Yell reviews

It was a pleasure to meet Alan Brown. He took a lot of time and trouble to ensure my 2 paintings (brought back from India) would be protected as the canvases were not the usual quality. I was left in no doubt that my paintings were in safe hands. When I collected them I was delighted. The frames enhanced the paintings perfectly. I highly recommend his work. I will certainly be returning in the future.

Mary Penn
Google review


Amazing restoration!I asked for an oil painting which had been badly damaged, with a large tear in it, to be restored. Alan did a remarkable job for me, within the time-scale he had set. When he returned the painting to me, the original damage was totally un-noticeable. It was amazing! He also re-framed a picture for me which has greatly enhanced its appearance and valued some paintings I brought into his shop. I would certainly recommend this business to anyone who wishes to have art work restored, framed or valued.


AngelaC-276
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Alan did a stunning job of restoring an old painting of my father. By looking at the technique of brushwork, the oils used, and the frame , he was able to give me a fascinating history of the painting. I had told him just the bare essentials about the painting and he filled in details which he had not been told but I knew were correct. Alan was amazing. When we returned to collect the restored painting, well it was unbelievable. I swear my dad looked younger ! Alan’s craftsmanship was extraordinary and I just wish I’d done it sooner ! Thank you so much Alan for caring for our special painting in such a professional way.


Judith Fulton
Google review

Alan said the painting I had taken in to restore was one of the worst condition wise, he had seen. He has done an amazing job in restoring it and I’m so pleased with the results. I would not hesitate to recommend Alan’s services.

Alan did an excellent job on restoring our old oil painting, now happy to show it off in our living room, thrilled as we thought it was beyond repair and would end up in a skip


Paul Bloomfield
Google review

Would definitely recommend this place. We are really pleased with the oil painting that Alan cleaned so superbly.

Judy Prangnell
Google review

Alan has done an amazing job restoring my Victorian painting. The painting has had flakes, a hole and some other problems. The result was much better that I expected. It was restored very professionally and I could not be more pleased with the way the painting looks now. Alan replied very promptly and thoroughly to all my emails and questions and the customer service and support have been outstanding. Thank you very much Alan!


Nataliya Clarke
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Matt Williams6 reviews
 9 months agoAlan did an amazing job on restoring a painting of the Old Bush Inn Callow End. It hangs proudly in the bar for all to see 🙂


Matt Williams
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CameronG-35
30 Jun 2019First Class Restoration and framingI took a rather old and unloved painting that had been left me many years ago to Alan at The Original Artwork Store. I really did not think much could be done for it due to its condition It had two rather large tears in the canvas together with a section where the paint had disappeared altogether. Alan quoted what I think was a very reasonable price and explained what the different processes involved and approximately the completion date. When I collected my painting, I was absolutely delighted with it, it has turned out better than I could ever had imagined. Alan then helped me choose what turned out to be the perfect frame for the painting. I can highly recommend Alan’s expertise to anyone you won’t be disappointed. Thank you again, Alan.


CameronG-35
Yell review

Alan beautifully restored a couple of paintings of ours and we highly recommend Alan’s work to others. He had our paintings for a few months and the final result was worth the wait. Alan’s knowledge and expertise is impressive and we will definitely return to him should we need future restoration work.

Karen Lawrie
Google review

I inherited an oil painting which my mother bought many years ago. It had not been well treated and was in need of some TLC. Alan has done an excellent job and brought the picture to life again. I now feel happy to hang the picture on my wall. Thank you , Alan.

Frances Turberville
Google review

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.

HughP-27
Yell review

We had two Victorian oil paintings with flakes of paint coming adrift and a small hole in one. Alan is a skilful restorer/conserver. He sympathetically restored both the paintings and the original frames. We couldn’t be more pleased with the end result.

Giles Howell
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