When working an ethical approach is always at the forefront of my mind. I have utter respect for each and every piece I work on and feel responsible for helping my clients to understand the ethics of paintings conservation, and the importance of preventative conservation.
I'm used to working both on my own and collaboratively; over the years I have been able to build a team of experts to call upon and work alongside, ensuring that clients receive expertise for whatever their specific need. Using highly trained assistants and other craftspeople when needed, I always get the job completed to an immaculate standard, within budget and pre-decided time frame. Working ethically, efficiently and safely, I meet the needs of the artwork and hence the client.
Paintings are where my specialty lies. However, as my training in Germany included the conservation and restoration of Polychrome wooden Sculpture, I have also enjoyed occasionally working on three-dimensional objects.
After running a studio in London for many years home is now Hove near Brighton where I live with my husband and children. I have set up a brand new studio here which meets all the necessary requirements for security and safety. But I still work in London quite regularly and clients send their paintings to me here.
I've always been passionate about art; restoring and conserving it was a natural progression. I trained in Germany doing various internships in renowned institutions and I received my degree in Conservation and Restoration of Paintings and Polychrome Sculpture at the Cologne Institute for Conservation Sciences. After initially working for other conservators in London, I set up on my own. I now take on projects from individuals, commercial galleries and organisations such as the National Trust, The V&A, English Heritage, the National Portrait Gallery and Tate as well as many others; helping to both protect art for future generations and bring it back to life.
"I'm used to working both on my own and collaboratively; over the years I have been able to build a team of experts to call upon and work alongside, ensuring that clients receive expertise for whatever their specific need."