Martin West Bespoke Art Services

Picture Framing and the Restoration and Conservation of artworks.

All of our gilding is done exclusively by Mr Dave Hegarty. For 15 years he was head framer and in-house gilder at the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly, London. His finishes have no equal and can be applied to any of our profiles.

We offer a variety of gold leaves but generally work with 22K Yellow Gold, 23K Moon (Rose) Gold and 12K White Gold.

The art of gilding has existed since the dawn of modern civilisation and rooted within the ancient Egyptian culture. It was refined during the Renaissance period and it is this technique of Water Gilding that we apply to your picture frames.

Each frame is painstakingly sanded, gessoed and gilded to perfection.......