Restoring Treasured Memories..

Last week Susan came into the studio to ask if we could do anything with a treasured photograph of her children from when they were little, she had had the portrait taken of them and at the time had only been able to afford to purchase one framed print which had had to go to her in-laws where it had hung in pride of place on the wall for over 30 years. 

Susan had at last got the photograph back to hang up in her home but unfortunately the grandparents were smokers and over time the image, which was not under glass had become stained yellow and was also badly marked.  

 Before..

Before..

As you can see, there was quite a lot of colour work to do, removal of the staining and the marks and splatters, all in it took me about 4 hours to restore whilst retaining the detail, all the work was worth it to see the tears of happiness when she came to see the finished thing.  

 After!

After!

As a mum, Susan's story really resonated with me and I enjoyed the challenge of doing something quite different from my usual work.

Sarah