Tess Everett Murphy Logo, Stuart, Florida, Fine Art Restoration

professional restorations

reasonably priced

Tess is a member of the American Institute of Conservation and stays current with the latest information and treatments. Proper conservation materials and techniques are always used to minimize intervention and ensure reversibility. 

Tess demonstrating gilding an antique picture frame

Tess Everett Murphy demonstrates frame restoration to the Woman's Club of Stuart.

Tess has given lectures at private clubs, historical societies, museums and been featured on radio interviews.

Tess Everett Murphy, art restorer, restores oil paintings and picture frames

    Tess Everett Murphy is a third generation trained specialist in the restoration of oil paintings and frames. After completing her BS degree at UMass in 1981, she began her training in England as an apprentice to the well known art restorer Guy V. Reed who in turn had trained under Helmut Ruhemann, for four decades the foremost authority in the field as consultant restorer to London’s National Gallery and Chief of Technology for the Courthauld Institute in London. He was a world expert in restoring old master paintings and helped to found the International Institute of Conservation in London, 1950. He is credited with the modern concept of the cleaning of paintings.

   After her apprenticeship Tess returned to the US where she has owned her own restoration service in both Massachusetts and Florida. As an independent art restorer for over 30 years, Tess is recognized as an expert and fully qualified to manage all treatments and restorations of oil paintings. She manages projects from a simple cleaning to full restorations of paintings on canvas and panel (wood, metal). Gilded wood and gesso frames can be proficiently restored on request.

A Partial list Of Clientele Include:

The Backus Gallery

Koman Fine Art

Palm City Art and Frame

Peter’s Gallery

Chandler Gallery

Elliot Museum

George William Smith Art Museum


The Florida Club

Melange Art and Antiques

State Farm Insurance large loss division

Dianne’s Interiors

Sharon Whitney Interiors

Sandra Neustadter Gallery

And many other private and non-profit clients