INTRODUCING ANDREW FINLAY ART CONSERVATION
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ALL ABOUT ANDREW FINLAY ART CONSERVATION
Andrew Finlay originally trained as a commercial artist and was drawn in to the world of fine art conservation by his mother, who in her day, was one of the UK’s top water colour conservators. Since the 1970’s Andrew has been working in the world of fine art conservation and has worked with projects for collectors and corporate clients in America and Bermuda, as well as the UK. To broaden appeal and expand his services to a wider and more varied base of clients, Andrew also offers a unique framing service including guilding and custom made frames. Both private and trade clients appreciate Andrews personal service and his willingness to work on both large and small artworks. As an artist his philosophy is never to over restore and that it is important to remember the work carried out is for the preservation of our heritage. Based in Broadway in the heart of the Cotswolds and he welcomes visitors to his studio.
Meeting Your Needs
To broaden appeal and expand services to a wider and more varied base of clients, Andrew also offers a unique framing service including guilding and custom made frames. Both private and trade clients appreciate Andrews personal service and his willingness to work on both large and small artworks. Challenges in the past for framing, as well as works of art, have been a drum stick used by a famous rock star and a special medal commemorating an 18th century naval battle in a double sided oval frame
This covers all areas including the re lining of canvases, strip lining and new stretchers for oil paintings, the treatment of acid damage and foxing on water colours and advice on the long term display of pictures. All materials used are acid free and to museum standards. It is advisable to use museum glass when restoring water colours and valuable prints and etchings as it helps to control UV exposure from the sun. Damaged frames requiring re guilding are treated in the traditional way and we can offer the replacement of missing gesso and gold leaf.
Recent commissions included restoring the hood of a grandfather clock. A 19th century travelling writing box, which needed the replacement of missing veneer and replacing sections badly damaged by woodworm. The restoration of an early 19th French Mirror that had been found in a packing case submerged in water for five year – this proved to be an interesting challenge, as was very large ( 6ft by 5 ft.) and has lost all of its gold leaf and large amounts of decorative gesso work .
Andrew and I have worked together successfully on various projects since 1977 involving restoration of fine art paintings and antique works of art.
John Noott Galleries
I have always found Andrew’s knowledge and expertise invaluable when handling the very diverse requirements of The Landmark Trust.
John Evettts, The Land Mark Trust
Trinity House Paintings and Trinity Modern has received excellent service in framing and art conservation from Andrew’s studio in Broadway and he has shown us tremendous support over the past 7 years.
Trinity House Paintings
Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm
Weekends by appointment only