November 27, 2017 James No comments exist

  Picture perfect: how to make an art of your investments – this article from The Guardian is worth a look… This is the time of year when budding artists around the country are busy putting the finishing touches to their final degree showpieces, the fruits of their past few years of artistic labour. Starting…

April 4, 2016 James No comments exist

Artwork exposed to Ultraviolet light can cause irreversible damage by a process known as photo-oxidation. Works on paper are usually the most sensitive to this kind of damage. For the media such as watercolours, this results in fading and in the paper itself, this results in the degradation of the paper at a molecular level,…

March 23, 2016 James No comments exist

The main cause of acid damage to artwork is by acid leaching out of the mountboard and into the artwork. Mountboards made from wood pulp can contain lignin.┬áLignin occurs naturally in trees providing structural support to the plant, unfortunately for artwork, it becomes acidic when it breaks down, this is why newspaper turns yellow over…

November 2, 2015 James 1 comment

Buying original artwork can make a big difference to our lives. It can add depth and richness, and help to create a supportive environment in which to live. I believe this works best if we select work that we love and resonate with. We are missing a great opportunity if we select work on the…