9 12, 2017

A Guide to Commissioning a Portrait Painting

By | 2017-12-11T13:07:34+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Art Services, Featured Artist|0 Comments

Commissioning your very own piece of artwork is a great way to celebrate a milestone or memorialize a loved one or a favorite furry friend... and it’s a lot easier than you’d think! Meet portrait artist Renae Hill, a local watercolor artist that specializes in creating original portrait paintings. She uses her passion for storytelling to create [...]

7 06, 2016

Summer Art Class Schedule

By | 2017-05-22T21:32:13+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Art Services, Featured Artist|0 Comments

INTRODUCTION TO FIGURE DRAWING Brush up on your drawing skills or explore new techniques in this drawing workshop. Working from live models, we will delve into the complexities of representing the human form both accurately and creatively. The focus of these drawing sessions is on gesture and developing the eye. We will work in increments [...]

24 04, 2015

Frame Restoration

By | 2017-05-22T21:32:14+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Art Services|0 Comments

We are often asked if we can repair damaged frames. Crack, chips, splits, missing pieces, broken glass are typical for the kinds of frame repair we do. But when a gentleman brought in this frame, I knew immediately it was something very special. He told me of the story of the frame taking a fatal [...]

31 07, 2014

Frame Restoration Services

By | 2017-05-22T21:32:16+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Art Services|0 Comments

This frame came to us in very poor condition. It was obvious that it had suffered decades in dusty storage. The wood was cracked. The decorative ornaments were cracked or missing all together. In a word, it was a mess! Our team of experts began a lengthy process of removing layers of smoke and dirt [...]

26 10, 2012

Art Preservation

By | 2017-05-22T21:32:18+00:00 October 26th, 2012|Art Services|0 Comments

Art preservation is an art in itself. Recently I had the privilege of spending time with the conservators at the Art Institute of Chicago. Sequestered in a private wing of the world famous museum, they work behind strict security in high-tech laboratories that resemble more NASA lab than art gallery.  They gave me a peek [...]