I’m Joanna Payne ACR, an independent art conservator based in West London since 1984.
I specialise in the conservation and restoration of works of art on paper from the 16th century up to the present day. This includes watercolours, drawings, prints, wallpapers and objects made of paper.
I am an Accredited Member of ICON (The Institute of Conservation), equipping me with a proficient level of competence, sound judgement and in-depth knowledge of the principles which underpin conservation practice.
My studio is listed on ICON’s The Conservation Register and I work with a range of clients including museums, the National Trust, art collectors, art galleries & dealers, and many private individuals.
“ACR” means the conservator can demonstrate a proficient level of competence, sound judgement & an in-depth knowledge of the principles which underpin conservation practice.
After graduating, I gained experience working for Rob Dixon Fine Prints near Oxford for three years. It was after this, in 1984, that I established Joanna Payne Conservation, an independent conservation studio in Holland Park, London.
Between 1994 and 1998, I lived in Tokyo, part-time studying Japanese papermaking & printmaking. In 2000, I established my current conservation studio in Chiswick, West London, in a 19th century (well-secured) artist’s studio.