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.