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Hello, thank you for visiting our website.

My name is Stella Ilchenko-Sapozhnikoff,  AIC Associate.

I am a  professional art conservator and restorer with over 25 years of professional experience.
I was trained back in Ukraine in Kharkov Institute of Art and Industry specializing in Restoration of Works of Art, Restoration of Easel and Monumental Paintings.

For over 25 years my husband and I work together and we are an experts in restoration of severely damaged paintings and frames, marble, porcelain and terracotta, old photographs, works on paper and vellum, etc.

We offer our services to individuals, art dealers, collectors, art galleries, museum curators, insurance adjusters, consulting attorneys, etc.

Call us today at (916)721-7777 and schedule your free consultation to find out how we can help you to save and protect your works of art, collectibles or sentimental value objects.

Caring for paintings can be complex and delicate task.
When painting ages, the look of the image changes sometimes because of dirt, dust, smoke or house grim. But the image changes also because of the materials it was made of changing as well, pigments changing their properties and of course color changes. You can see discoloration, brown instead of green or blue, some paints become translucent or transparent, etc. Removing dirt, or yellowed varnish, or other obscuring materials will require a great deal of skills, knowledge and expertise  because unskilled hands will damage painting irreversibly, permanently affecting aesthetic and monetary value of work.

 
We offer a full range of services in conservation and restoration of paintings.  We start with full exam of the exact condition of the painting and frame if necessary. If necessary we employ ultraviolet, infrared photograph, radiology, computer aided image processing, etc. After analyzing the condition and options for restoration we explain that to our clients to make them aware of the alternatives if any. Our projects are fully documented and photographed before, during and after restoration.