Philip & Chris Salmon oil painting restoration and conservation
Welcome to Restore Art, the virtual home of Philip and Chris Salmon, fine art restorers and conservators based near Chard, Somerset.
We service the requirements of private and trade clients throughout the South West and are conveniently located for the counties of Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Wiltshire.
We have over 80 years combined experience and undertake all types of oil painting restoration and conservation, from minor repairs and cleaning to the restoration of oil paintings that some might even consider to be beyond repair. Just like any other asset, oil paintings need to be cared for and regardless of quality or value, which might be measured in both aesthetic and/or financial terms, we believe that no painting is beyond consideration.
We can offer all aspects of conservation and restoration of paintings, and we specialise in oil paintings on canvas or panel, from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.
We are specialists in pure egg tempera.
We have worked on paintings by artists whose work spans a period of over 400 years, such as Van Dyck, Rubens, Joshua Reynolds, John Opie, Alfred Munnings, Stanhope Forbes, Laura Knight, Terry Frost, Fred Yates and Robert Lenkiewicz.
The work can typically include surface cleaning, consolidation of flaking paint, the repair of holes and tears, lining, varnish removal, re-varnishing and necessary retouching.
After an initial assessment we are normally able to give clients an accurate estimate of the treatment required, cost and timescale.
If you have a painting which requires cleaning or restoration we'd love to hear from you.
Philip and Chris Salmon, Chard, Somerset.
Tel: 01460 63054
Case Study:
The paintings shown below were both carefully restored by us and demonstrate the benefits of professional fine art conservation.
Before restoration Restored painting
Before restoration Restored painting
Frame restoration Frame Restoration

Our frame restoration services give new life to antique picture frames and allow you to see your paintings as they were intended to be seen. We can restore damaged wood and plaster frames to their former glory.
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