Undertaking a skilled restoration requires a combination of a connoisseur’s eye, an art historian’s understanding of context, an artist’s sense of form and color, and a scientist’s grasp of materials. Karen Thomas received her training from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center — the only graduate art conservation program to confer on its graduates a Masters of Art History with a post graduate certificate in Art Conservation. Ms. Thomas then held a successful museum career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, where she applied her knowledge to conserving and restoring paintings at the highest level.
Ms. Thomas’ restorations have been featured in newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, and is a contributing author to a comprehensive textbook on paintings conversation. Ms. Thomas is a Professional Associate of The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC); all treatments adhere to the Code of Ethics as laid out by the organization.