painting restoration



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 Conservator-Restorers (BAPCR) committee member

   Institute of Conservation (ICON)

   The International Council of Museums (ICOM)


    2007       Zena Walker (NADFAS) Scholarship

    2002       First Prize, the Open Contemporary Art Competition  "Inspiration", sponsored by AGFA.


    2007        Royal Artillery, painting commemorating duties as Queen’s Guards

    2007        Illustration for Egoista, quarterly art magazine for the Portuguese Design Centre,


    2007       Solo exhibition at MADCAP Theatre, Wolverton, United Kingdom
    2003       Rakhmaninov Evening hosted by the London Symphony Orchestra at
Milton Keynes Theatre,
                  United Kingdom

    2002       The Open Contemporary Art Competition "Inspiration" sponsored by AGFA, Dunstable,
                  United Kingdom
Exhibition of contemporary British and Ukranian artists at Leicester City Gallery, Leicester,
                  United Kingdom
Exhibition of contemporary British and Ukranian artists at Leicester City Gallery, Leicester,
                  United Kingdom

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