There ought to be no distinction between the craft of a good dry-stane dyker, or boatbuilder, and the arts of painter, musician, poet, potter, weaver, dancer; they are all together in the good brotherhood of ‘the makars’.
George Mackay Brown (1921-1996), from an essay for the exhibition Pier & Ocean, 1993, The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney.
My clients include: NHS Scotland, Life Science Trust, Royal Bank of Scotland, Baillie Gifford, Edinburgh City Art Centre, Bourn Fine Art, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
I worked for the Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection in Princeton, and for the National Museum in Warsaw.
I gained my Master of Artsí degree in the History of Art from Warsaw University in 1979 and from Princeton University in 1988. An internship at the Painting Conservation Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1988/89 developed further my understanding of conservation.
Before setting up on my own in 2004, I worked at the National Museum in Warsaw and for the Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection in Princeton.
Proper care of works of art is very important and, together with my associates in conservation, I can make sure that you do the right thing to protect your investment. It is also an important part of my services to evaluate an objectís condition, its market value, and help you to learn more about the artistís life, his working methods and the history of the object.
Public and corporate clients include Aberdeen Maritime Museum, the Edinburgh City Art Centre, Bourn Fine Art, and Baillie Gifford & Co.
My aim is to develop long-term relationships with clients, based on trust and knowledge.