About

Restoration Paintings: Mountains

A Safe Pair of Hands

Benjamin trained with local museums and art associations as part of an 8 year apprenticeship, and a further 2 years for gilding and frame restoration.

His studio is open to all, and you are welcome to visit and see works in progress and have an informal chat about your restoration needs.

Benjamin Lesson Fine Art Restorer

Here's a large oil painting that I previously restored, the client in question required a new frame.

This is a composition and gesso frame that came to me in the white, which I base coated with bole, preparing for gold leaf. Then gilded with 22crt standard leaf, then distressed as needed to look period.‚Äč

Benjamin Lesson, Founder
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Having used Benjamin Restoration before, this time we gave him a real challenge. A Lowry pencil sketch had been glued to its old mount using a modern pva glue of sorts.

What we received back was just incredible. Ben really is a credit to the expertise and service the team provides.

Mr P Farnham