- Margaret Gandon ★★★★★ 10 months ago
We are absolutely delighted with Alan’s restoration of our large portrait and original old frame which needed a great deal of work. It has been done with expertise and sensitivity and looks amazing. We would thoroughly recommend Alan and it was definitely well worth staying on the waiting list. Thank you Alan both for your work and care and also for your interest in our inherited painting and its likely history. Margaret and Andy
- Paul Kimbrey ★★★★★ 8 months ago
I am so impressed with the way Alan has restored my painting. It had been mistreated for many years and had some bad scuff marks and water damage. Alan removed the old varnish, removed the badly done over-painting, filled and touched up where needed and re-varnished. He also sensitively restored the frame. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.
- Ian Thorpe ★★★★★ 2 months ago
I needed an oil painting of a seascape and I successfully bid for one on line. When I received the painting I was disappointed with its condition so I took it to Alan Brown for restoration and re-framing. I was delighted with the result, the colours were again vibrant and the frame he chose added a new dimension to the painting.
- F.M. Airey ★★★★★ a year ago
Alan has beautifully restored our early 19th century oil painting. I had been very apprehensive about entrusting the painting to anyone; it has been in the family for many decades and is of great sentimental value, but it clearly needed some care and attention. After some research on the internet, I found Alan. He was able to remove layers of dirt, varnish and over-painting to reveal the original work in all its beauty. He also stabilised the canvas, which was very fragile, and repaired the frame. He has a long waiting list, but quality is worth the wait. Highly recommended.
- Jenny Matthews ★★★★★ a year ago
Alan has just cleaned an oil painting that has great sentimental value to me. He managed to fit the work into his busy schedule and has done an amazing job. The picture has been truly brought back to life and has been re-stretched nicely into its frame. Can't recommend Alan's work highly enough. I am delighted.
- Christopher O'Brien ★★★★★ 2 years ago
Alan has just finished cleaning and restoring a cherished early 19th century oil painting for us , taking the care and trouble to fix "bubbling" where the paper had lifted from the backing board and removing overpainting from an earlier "restoration". Not only has he beautifully restored and brought life back to the painting, he also cleaned the original frame, toning the surface down so that it doesn't look glaringly new. The whole is a total transformation and we are delighted with the result.
- David Manning ★★★★★ 2 years ago
Alan did a great job in restoring a much loved painting and frame following an accident, invisibly repairing missing paint and consolidating loose areas. The frame looks better than ever. Would thoroughly recommend.
- Sarah Millington ★★★★★ 2 years ago
My Grandfather's portrait fell off the wall and got damaged. I have collected the painting today and it looks superb. Better than I could have imagined and the frame is complete again and golden. really pleased with this service. Very happy to recommend.
- Tim Birtwistle ★★★★★ 2 years ago
A family painting from 1956 needed lots of TBC following years of neglect. Alan's work in restoring the painting has brought it back to life and is just fantastic. Delivery, payment and collection during covid-19 was effortless. Definitely recommended. Many thanks.
- andrew varden ★★★★★ 2 years ago
I took in an old family painting with a rip in the canvass and looking rather sad. Collected it today and was amazed at how much Alan had achieved. No tear and much more vibrant, much as I remember as a child.
Looking forward to many more years of admiring the painting on the wall.
Well worth the time spent on it, thanks.
- Matt “M4L4DL3” Ladle ★★★★★ 2 years ago
Excellent Work! Alan reframed a piece I had purchased, giving it a modern frame and replacing the broken glass. It looks exactly how I imagined it to look, and I would 100% recommend. Also very well packaged and fast shipping! Thank you very much.
- Sue Calcott ★★★★★ 3 years ago
Thank you Mr Brown for your hard work. We are now able to enjoy the 6 paintings, that you have restored, as they should be. I never thought that anyone could do what you have, they are a joy to look at. I cannot praise your work highly enough. Anyone looking for a top quality restorer need look no further that you. I came to you through your online reviews and am so pleased that I did, they are spot on.
- Edgar Green ★★★★☆ 3 years ago
Thank you Alan for your work in cleaning my 2 pictures and tidying up the degraded varnish.
We have them hanging again where they can be enjoyed.
- Rosalinde Baker ★★★★★ 3 years ago
Alan has framed over 10 paintings of mine, and I am very pleased with the quality of work he has carried out.