The studio is headed by three experienced paintings conservators who have worked in major museums and private practice in both the US and Europe. Whatever your needs — assessing the condition of painting up for auction, determining if your painting should be cleaned, repair of a damaged painting, and more — we are able to help.

Dr. Matthew Hayes 

After completing his graduate work in conservation at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center, Matt Hayes moved to Vienna, Austria, where he worked on the exceptional collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Prince of Liechtenstein, as well as numerous private collectors and small institutions as a freelancer in the Atelier Gerhard Walde. Matt returned to New York to complete doctoral studies on the history of conservation and to work privately caring for paintings from early works through the modern era. His book The Renaissance Restored was recently published by the Getty Conservation Institute.

Lucie Kinsolving

Former chief conservator at the National Academy Museum, Lucie Kinsolving has more than three decades of experience as a paintings conservator. Her vast, in-depth knowledge of American 19th century paintings and frames is complemented by a keen eye for European 18th – 20th century works. Trained at the Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center at NYU, Lucie is currently researching and writing on the life and work of Mme. Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun. 

Karen Thomas

After working for a decade as a graphic designer, Karen Thomas discovered her true passion and pursued her graduate degree at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center. Hired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art upon graduation, she was privileged to restore numerous paintings in the European Paintings and American Wing collections, as well as to contribute to the Early German Paintings catalog. Karen is co-author of the retouching chapter of the textbook, Conservation of Easel Paintings: Principles and Practice.


Ms. Kinsolving is a Fellow of The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) while Dr. Hayes and Ms. Thomas are Professional Associates of AIC; all treatments adhere to the Code of Ethics as laid out by the organization.


Artists whose work has been cared for by our conservators include:

Adraien Backer
Nicolaes Berchem
Jean-Victor Bertin
Joachim Beuckelaer
Albert Bierstadt
Joseph Blackburn
Louis-Léopold Boilly
Bolton Coit Brown
Sebastien Bourdon
Jan Breughel the Elder
Canaletto (Giovanni Canal)
John Casilear
Catena (Vincenzo di Biagio)
Giacomo Ceruti
Pieter Cocke van Aelst
Cornielle de Lyon
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Francesco de Mura
Jacob Duck
Govert Flinck
Artemisia Gentileschi
Henri Gervex
Sanford Gifford
Hendrick Goltzius
Jan Gossart
Francisco de Goya
Jan van Goyen
Francesco Guardi

Guercino (Francesco Barbieri)
William Hogarth
Pieter de Hooch
Gillis Hondecoeter
Jean-Baptiste Huet
Jacob Jordaens
Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen
Isador Kaufmann
John F. Kensett
Nicolas Lancret
Filippino Lippi
Master of St. Lawrence
Herri Met de Bles
Gabriel Metsu
Hans Memling
Nicolas Mignard
Luis de Morales
Paulus Moreelse
Jan Mostaert
Jean Marc Nattier
Aert van der Neer
Bernard van Orley
Giovanni Paolo Panini
(Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola)
Clara Peeters
Maurice Prendergast
Guido Reni
Sir Joshua Reynolds

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Guiseppe Ribera
Hubert Robert
Peter Paul Rubens
Salomon van Ruysdael
Rachel Ruysch
John Singer Sargent
Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato
Ugolino da Siena
Michael Sittow
Elisabetta Sirani
Hendrick Martensz. Sorgh
Joaquin Sorolla
Hendrik Van Steenwijk
Bernardo Strozzi
Gilbert Stuart
Gerard Ter Borch
Gaspare Traversi
Lucas van Uden
Paolo Veneziano
Pieter Hermansz. Verelst
Lieve Verschuier
Johannes Verspronck
Simon Vouet
Daniel Vinckboons
Jan Weenix
Philips Wouwermans
Joachim Wtewael
Heinrich von Zu