Example of severely water degraded painting, cleaned, canvas lined, lost gesso area replaced, reconstructed.
I have over 30 years professional experience restoring fine paintings.
I am a fellow of the British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers, BAPCR.
Conservation - a major priority of restoration, canvas re-lined where necessary.
Quantum lasers used to de-stress fragile paint surfaces and also panel supports.
Authentic pigments used where possible.
Fully restored paintings can be found in:
Museums - Horsham, Worthing, Cuckfield, College of Optometrists
Schools - New Hall School
Individual paintings and Private collections undertaken.
I take great care during all stages of conservation and restoration.
I give estimates and assessments free of charge. Tel: 01825740559 for an appointment.
Neil Handley, MA, AMA+, FRSA
Curator, British Optical Association Museum, The College of Optometrists
For over twenty years Mrs Ridd has restored the College of Optometrists collection of historic paintings, mainly portraits of spectacle wearers , across a wide variety of styles, periods and genres. We have entrusted to her meticulous care some fifty or so canvases, boards and frames and she has also provided the best aesthetic and practical advice in the scheme to display our renowned Print Room of historic engravings and etchings. Her eye for detail and her ability to focus on getting the job done, within budget and working to institutional deadlines, has made her a most fortunate appointment. Our Accredited Museum has no hesitation in making her our automatic choice of art conservator and restorer, and her work has won the highest praise from our near neighbours at the National Gallery for its technical skill and ‘just the right amount’ of intervention.
I am writing to say a very big thankyou for restoring the picture of pansies, you have done such incredible work to restore this picture and I shall enjoy having it hanging on my wall and giving me happy memories of my late husband.
Pro-Churchwarden, Trevenson Church
On behalf of the congregation of Trevenson Church, we would like to offer a big 'Thank-you' for all the hard work you put into restoring the painting. It is now in situ and looking wonderful ...
C. J. Barker
Thank you so much for devoting so much of your Sunday afternoon to me and my pictures, what you do can only be 'a labour of love' when you work so tirelessly.