Is this Painting a Fake ?

A question of a rather interesting nature. 1.Who do you ask and whom can you trust? Your own eye Most importantly one can say “only […]


    Removing discoloured varnish from an oil painting When removing varnish from a painting one winds a small ball of cotton wool around a […]


This African Mask was carved out of one solid piece of wood. Size: 195 x 68.5 x 5 cm  Origin: Côte d’Ivoire Material: Painted Wood It had […]


  Jean-Baptiste or James One day a client brought this painting in for restoration. The “Portrait of a Young Lady Being Kissed by a Bird”, oil […]

The Benefits of having a Painting Restored

According to the dictionary restoration means: “The act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it, cleaning, stabilizing or consolidating it. The […]

The Value of Artworks

    What is the value of a Work of Art ? If a young girl sneezes into a piece of paper and someone is […]

Replacing Missing Ornaments on Period Picture Frames

Most frames, we regard as “old” were crafted by hand. Ornaments, made of “Compo” ( Gesso* with a dow like consistency), are adhered onto a […]

A Variety of Tasks

Recent visitors to the Studio A small bronze Buddha sculpture A 19th century portrait – oil on canvas A contemporary South African sculpture Art comes […]

Restoration of a Coat of Arms

This Coat of Arms is housed in the Michaelis Collection on Greenmarket Square in Cape Town. It was entirely over-painted. The project was challenging on […]

Custom Design and Manufacturing of Display Stands for African Works of Art

Custom design and manufacturing stands for African Works of Art

Custom design and manufacturing stands for African Works of Art is very interesting challenge. The task is to provide the artwork with a solid support […]