Simon Blackwood Fine Arts

Picture Restoration Scotland

Conservation and Restoration of Paintings
Prints and Picture Frames

We have been providing restoration and conservation services for 35 years.

Oil Paintings

Cleaning, varnish removal, re-lining, consolidation and repair of oil paintings on canvas, wood panel, composition board and metal.

Deciding what to do | Estimating the cost | Is it worth restoring?

Works on Paper

Watercolours, engravings, etchings, prints, drawings, etc.: Treatment of stains, foxing, surface damage, structural repairs of watercolours, drawings, pastels, engravings, lithographs and etchings. Museum board mounting, presentation and wash-lines. Works on paper are easily transported making distance no object. Restoring watercolours, prints, drawings

Picture Frames and Gilding

Restoration of frames in carved wood, compo and gesso. Manufacture of hand-made reproduction antique and contemporary frames in wood, compo, gesso, gilt and lacquer finishing. Water and oil gilding, distressing and ageing effects. Restoring picture frames

A portrait of a young woman, oil on canvas, artist unknown but thought to be after Joshua Reynolds. The half-cleaned painting demonstrates well the extent of accumulated surface dirt and discolouration of varnish layers, probably over a 200 year period.

Simon Blackwood Fine Arts, The Studio, Wells Old Lodge
Bedrule, Near Hawick, Roxburgh, Scotland TD9 8TD.
Telephone: 01450 870870 E-mail: