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The Framery works closely with The Justin Hawkes Conservation Studio.

Museum standard conservation emphasises a sensitivity to period look.   A 'new' look varnish for older paintings is avoided. A recipe (wax and ketone) is made by the conservator to produce the right look for the period of the work being restored.  The restoration service Justin provides has a rolling programme for several country houses.

All types of frame restoration are also managed by Justin's studio. Such as classical scrolling and gold leaf gilding.

Click on these links to see some of the great work Justin has completed for some very happy customers.

From this to                                                    to this.

IMG 0135Wolmark

Beyond Repair - NO WAY!

Boudril 1Boudril 6

Other Examples of Justin's Work
Portrait of Lady badly cracked and discoloured

Portrait of a lady restored by Justin, no longer shows cracks and has had colour restored

Portrait of A Lady
You will see in the cleaned painting care is taken to keep the integrity of the 'look' of the period. In the before photograph you will notice the amount of dark cracks make it 'impossible' to enjoy the painting as it was intended by the artist some several hundred years ago.  Selective small spots of paint are used to make the portrait 'readable' and visually 'coherent' again.

Badly damaged and yellowed Dutch market town canvas
Duthch Market Town 2

Dutch Market Town Oil on Canvas
The painting required lining (putting on to a new canvas) as well as cleaning. The look of the surface is distorted as it looks yellow.  This yellowing has been caused by atmospheric pollutants such as smoke and the degradation of the varnish.  By cleaning the painting the colours are restored and the beauty of the painting shines through.