Conservation and restoration is the maintenance and preservation of our
cultural heritance. This means intervention into the process of decline,
or in some cases, repairing damage caused by earlier restorations.
The art collector is very often uninformed of the potential problems
that can arise concerning the conservation of his art work. The art
going public and even artists themselves know very little regarding the
restoration process. For this reason I maintain an open restoration
atelier to help illustrate the complexities of this interesting--but
It goes without saying that the art restorer assumes a great
responsibility in the practice of his profession. I respect the value of
each work of art; every work has its own individuality and intrinsic
value. It encapsulates a moment in history, reflecting the vision and
skills of its creator.
RESTORATION is a complex process!
It has sound and feeling of PRESERVATION.
Keep what you have - conserve - preserve.
Science and technology have given us the tools necessary to restore and
preserve what is valuable and historically significance.
I use these tools as well. I study every facet of the object to be
restored, combining old-fashioned skill with art historical and
Each painting requires individual treatment. The authenticity of the painter is guaranteed.
RESPECT IS THE BASIS OF MY ETHICAL PRINCIPLES.