Katya is a freelance paintings conservator and restorer based in London. Her formal postgraduate conservation training was at the Courtauld Institute of Art from 2007 to 2010. Whist at the Courtauld, Katya was the first recipient of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Society (NADFAS) scholarship. She has also completed an Internship in the Restoration of Fine and Decorative Arts at the Foundation of Ricardo de Espirito Santo Silva in Lisbon.
Katya combines her role of adviser on the conservation of paintings for the National Trust in the National Specialists department with that of a practicing freelance conservator. Katya has extensive experience of studying and treating paintings from the 15th to the 21st century in museum, heritage and private ownership. Her past and present clients include the National Portrait Gallery London, The Household Cavalry Regiment, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Museum of the Order of St John, Woburn Abbey, Sandhurst Academy, The Turner Society and The Royal College of Surgeons as well as private clients, historic houses and churches.
Katya is also a trained fine artist. Her first degree was in Fine Art and Art History at Goldsmith’s College, University of London (2006). Earlier, Katya received formal art training from Igor Ermolov, Member of the USSR Guild of Artists and had completed an Anatomy for Artists course at University College London.
British Association of Paintings
Institute of Conservation (ICON)
The International Council of Museums (ICOM)
2007 Zena Walker (NADFAS) Scholarship
Prize, the Open Contemporary Art Competition
"Inspiration", sponsored by AGFA.
Artillery, painting commemorating duties as
Illustration for Egoista, quarterly art magazine
for the Portuguese Design Centre,
exhibition at MADCAP Theatre, Wolverton, United
|© Katya Belaia Painting