Art Restoration by Chris Matchett
Chris is  highly experienced in the conservation and restoration of oil paintings and their period frames
Some recent work completed
  1. Clarkson Stanfield
    Clarkson Stanfield
    Fishing boats in an estury
  2. Bale
    Still life
  3. French 19th c
    French 19th c
    oil on board, part cleaned
  4. Rococo Mirror
    Rococo Mirror
    detail of watercolour restoration, paper missing
My name is Chris Matchett
I have been brought up in the world of art since a child. My grandfather worked alongside Augustus John and I have initiated several art projects including an art materials warehouse, gallery and studios. I have been focusing on restoration for the
past 20 years.
Many people might think that restoring or cleaning their precious paintings might cost an arm and a leg. In fact much can be done to bring a dull picture back to lfe at a very reasonable cost.
I undertake several commissions from art dealers who require a very professional service but at a competitive price which allows for selling on.
My studio is equipped with a large vacuum table and all ancillary framing machinery. I use traditional materials but keep informed of current practice in conservation.
I offer an artisan bespoke framing service and can provide reproduction picture frames when required.