The team at ART restored an 1894 oil painting that was in my family since the 1950s. It cleaned beautifully and they helped me pick out a modern, but piece appropriate frame. I am so pleased! See before and after below.
Over the Moon! I have a painting that has been in my family for quite sometime and my grandparents left it to me. While wallpapering the living room I very carefully laid the painting down on the dining room table and moved the furniture in to proceed with the remodel. When it came time to move everything back there was a 14" tear in the canvas because my elderly cat had decided that the towel covering the painting would make a nice bed! Joe was so kind, knowledgeable and explained the entire restoration process. When I picked up the painting, I was fighting tears of joy. I couldn't find the tear, he had cleaned the original frame, preserved the old backing; the work exceeded all my expectations. Thank you Joe!
My mother was an artist and I really enjoy her paintings. I have one that she painted in 1967 or '68 (it is signed by not dated) that is my favorite. It is a fall landscape of a meadow on the ridge above Jesus Abbey in Taebaek, Gangwon Do, Korea. Off in the distance is Korea's East Sea and the city of Samcheok. I was a teenager when she painted it and loved to hike around those mountains. The painting had some water damage as well as flaking and cracking from age and was dirty. I took it to ART on Ledyard St., Hartford. Joe Uliase did the restoration work including cleaning and preserving. He did an excellent job. You cannot tell that it had been damaged. I really appreciate Cristine's Kern's folks. They are all professionals, very knowledgeable and inspire confidence. Both Joe and Cristine were very helpful in explaining what needed to be done and the hows of restoration work. I have a number of my mother's other paintings and am thinking that I may bring them in for cleaning, etc. at some point down the road. I can recommend them with full confidence. Ben Torrey
Prism Specialties of Hartford Springfield Providence is the absolute best. Their art restoration team restored a dirty, damaged, and very sentimental print and frame that my mom bought in the 60’s. When I got it back I almost couldn’t believe it was the same picture. They did an outstanding job and it looked brand new when I got it back. The owners, and their team, are incredible to work with. I highly recommend Prism Specialities.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Joe & Christine. I had two drawings that my grandfather, a self taught artist and photographer, had done when he was between 25 and 30 years old - he was born in 1887. This made these drawings at least 100 years old. They had been framed at the time they were drawn and never removed from the original frame. I saw that they had some water damage and were starting to get very worn. I wanted to have them restored so that I could pass them on to my children, as my father had done to me. Although I love the fact that my grandfather had drawn them, one of the most important things about them was his signature at the bottom. I am happy to say that the restoration work done has made them even more special. I am so happy that my children were listening when I said that I would love to have them restored and my daughter was kind enough to give this to me as a Christmas present. I wish I could leave 100 stars instead of just 5 with this review. Joe & Christine were so helpful and professional and their work is exceptional. I would highly recommend them to everyone.
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