Unless paintings are in the care of professional conservationists (in museums for example) they inevitably deteriorate over time. They become dirty, discoloured, damaged, or affected by atmosphere or infestations. They can nearly always be brought back to their original splendour by competent and careful restoration.

Carmen Libera Pearson is a professional picture restorer based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. As well as restoring and reselling art which appeals to her, she carries out commissions for clients.

She undertakes all types of picture and frame restoration projects from minor repairs and cleaning to large scale work including re-lining and restoring paints and finishes. She will also advise and implement programmes of conservation for paintings. Her specialism is oil paintings and gilding.