Moira McCarthy offers full facilities for the restoration, consolidation and lining of oil paintings working from Rhubarb Conservation Studio based in Gloucestershire.

Every painting that comes into the studio is treated with the same respect and attention, whether it is a masterpiece, a family portrait or a work by an amateur that has particular meaning to the owner.

Moira will personally discuss the needs of the painting and the most sensible course of treatment for the individual painting. She will give a cost estimate before work commences. If the conservation proves more complex and time consuming than the original estimate the client will be informed and decisions made together.

Moira undertakes all the cleaning and restoration work herself and is happy to work in situ where necessary.

Conservation work is routinely photographed and full technical reports are kept.

Advice can be given on the framing, care and hanging of the painting.


Additional services
Advice can be given on the condition of a painting prior to purchase and a varnish service is available for recently painted works that need protection.

Reports are written for insurance companies.