Artwork Selected For Aesthetic Strength & Conserved For Lasting Enjoyment.
About Conservator's Choice
Our Service PledgeIt is our desire to help you build your collection with beautiful examples of historical artworks. Each piece is carefully researched and conserved when needed. We guarantee our descriptions to be accurate and our artworks to be authentic.
About UsConservator's Choice features the selections of Bruce Wood, an oil painting conservator with over twenty-five years experience.
His conservation studio is located at The Woodshed Gallery in Franklin Massachusetts, which was established in 1968 by his parents Angelina and James Wood. Bruce is now the gallery's Director.
He has fine art degrees from Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA). After graduating, he worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, a major museum, where he became acquainted with several conservation techniques.
Bruce completed a one-year apprenticeship in color transparency retouching at Spectrum Studio in Chicago, where he learned the discipline of exact color matching and invisible image alteration.
He opened his own photo retouching studio, with accounts including Keebler, Quaker Oats, McDonalds, Jim Beam, Coors and Helene Curtis.
An oil painter himself, Bruce has studied antique painting techniques, and collected nineteenth and early twentieth century oil paintings. He has restored them and sold them at antique and fine art auctions across the country, including Christie's and Sotheby's auctioneers.
For seventeen years he owned and operated the Fenway Galleries in Michigan and Chicago, selling his own paintings and representing a selection of contemporary artists.
Oil painting conservation services are available by contacting us through our Ruby Lane shop.