I trained at London Guildhall University and obtained a BSc with First Class Honours in Restoration and Conservation (Decorative Surfaces) specialising in carving and gilding. I interned to the carving and gilding workshop at the Royal Collection in St.James's, London and was lucky enough to contribute work to the restoration of the fire damaged West Wing of Windsor Castle. Following that I became an apprentice to a London based traditional framemaker who specialises in producing replica frames from the renaissance to eighteenth century Europe - and consequently I have made replica frames for Institutions worldwide. I then went to work in the frame conservation department at the Tate Gallery, Millbank, London (under the late John Anderson). Finally leaving London in 1999 to become a private conservator.

I am a fully accredited conservator with the PACR (Professional Accreditation of Conservator - Restorers) scheme through Icon (Institute of Conservation). Further information on the scheme can be found on their websites. I also co-edit Icon News, the professional journal of Icon.

Some work to date can be viewed on the portfolio pages and include many aspects of conservation and restoration from preventative treatments and surveys, to full intervention and recovery, major and minor loss replacement, surface cleaning and surface removal. However, unless specified by the owner, I endeavour never to make a treated frame appear "as new". It must not overpower the painting which, even if recently cleaned, will definitely not look new.

I also offer training in basic collection skills, as well as information sessions covering different aspects of both conservation and picture frames.