Art Conservation Painting Restoration Client Testimonials from Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City

Nothing is as powerful as a spontaneous testimonial from a satisfied client. But can you trust the word or opinion of another person? Perhaps they don’t know the difference between a stretcher bar and a strainer? But, WHAT IF you had LOTS OF TESTIMONIALS, from collectors, dealers, corporate collections, government officials, auction houses, appraisers, etc that all gave the same good report? Put them all together and would that give you the confidence to at least call and ask some questions?

You see, there’s more to choosing a painting conservator than knowing if they can match paint colors. What if he/she is an excellent craftsman but couldn’t organize there way out of a shoe box? Or what if they can’t manage cash flow in their business? Or what if they put people like you as their last priority?

How long would it take you to call 10,20, 30 people to ask for a referral? Do you have time? On this page are some video testimonials and more links for the answers you are looking for. After all, you just want some assurance before you make the call yourself to ask your own questions, right? Note in this video that there are customers from Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City… all places we do on location estimates and evaluations and also offer pick up and delivery on a regular basis.

Clients were helped with water damaged artwork, smoke damaged artwork, ripped oil paintings repaired, mural restoration, cleaning a dirty oil painting, analysis of artwork. We work with private individuals, insurance companies, disaster response companies, the trade, institutions, government contracts etc.

Here are many other video testimonials on YouTube from our clients:

Call us to discuss your questions 805 564 3438

Smoke Damaged 19th Century Oil Painting in its original frame brought back to life with a careful and expert cleaning.

Smoke Damaged 19th Century Oil Painting in its original frame brought back to life with a careful and expert cleaning.

We have been working with clients in these areas for decades…

Do you live in Orange County?
Do you live in the LA area?
If you live in the Santa Barbara area?
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If you live in the Salt Lake City area:

Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon, Oriana Montemurro. Gaby Irving,

Art Conservators 805 564 3438 or

Preventable damage seems like a disaster... but listen to the testimonial in the video.

Preventable damage seems like a disaster… but listen to the testimonial in the video.

Here are some recent written testimonials

There isn’t anybody in LA that is even a close second in quality of work, your expertise and the service your company provides. You always treat my clients the way I would and represent me well. I always think of you for “fine work” on restoration and art conservation questions for fine art. Thanks again.  See you soon!!! Rita Amendola, Art Consultant, Appraiser, Los Angeles

Thank you for everything today! You and your teams service, the pickups and deliveries and your vast knowledge of art and contacts that you share with me are very much appreciated. Greg Colley, Art Dealer

As always…that was a terrific talk and inspiring! Chatter in the car on the way back to campus was enthusiastic. For most students this was likely the first time they ever encountered your profession let alone thought about the complex layers of conserving a work of art.  Nicely done!  Thank you! Judy Larson, Museum Director, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA

There is a fabulous restorer in Santa Barbara – Fine Art Conservation Labs. Scott Haskins travels all over the world to museums/collectors to repair/clean/restore paintings. I suggest you contact them – they will do an amazing, incredible job of fixing your art’s problems. We use them all the time and would not go to anyone else.  Diane Waterhouse, Art Dealer, Santa Barbara

The shipped paintings arrived and your team did such a fantastic job with them.  I bought another painting on Saturday that I’d like to ship directly to you from Houston.   The painting is 30”x40”.  I know you guys will do a great job! I’m also looking forward to seeing the Donkey painting when it’s done.  Thanks again!!! Karen, Private Collector,

I have had Scott do art restoration for me since 2003. He’s the bomb and always does a great job. In fact, I always give him my difficult projects. I shop in Europe and he’s saved my butte a couple of times when I bought stuff that was not in as good a shape as I thought. He has also helped me with research and analysis on authentication projects. Use him. You will not be sorry. Rob, Costa Mesa, CA

My wife and I do some collecting and we feel we were really lucky to have met FACL at the LA Art Show at the LA Convention Center a couple of years ago. Scott’s whole office is a great group to work with and we appreciate the door to door service. Mostly we expected to talk to Scott about cleaning etc our paintings but Scott has helped us know what to do to earthquake proof our paintings, collectibles, crystal etc. His instructional video has been really good and we have appreciated the personal instruction/lesson. So, thanks Scott for all you are doing for us. We enjoy very much our business and association. Mike, Tustin, CA

I bought an old painting while on a European trip many years ago that seemed very discolored or dark to me. So I gave it to Scott (who came and evaluated it at my home, then took it and redelivered it… convenient!). I had gotten Scott’s name from the director of the Laguna Arts Festival for whom Scott does consulting, lectures and workshops. I was so pleased and surprised at the total transformation and good work. It was done on time and on budget. He even threw in a few free touch ups on the frame. Thanks Scott and the rest of you at FACL. Jan in Laguna Beach, CA

You have an impressive list of clients you deal with. I’m amazed that a restorer not only preserves, conserves and repairs paintings but offers innumerable services as a consultant, a legal art expert and even advices how to save the stuff from a disaster. I guess I had the wrong… or outdated, idea of what restoration of art is. Really, it’s admirable and thanks for this really interesting website. Eva, Newport Beach, CA

It’s always fun to see the temples you work in, and I thoroughly enjoy finding out who the original artists were on the temple murals. As you are an art historian, I hope you have enjoyed my book and that I have done justice to the subject. Also, I am thoroughly jealous of what you get to do!  Brian Olsen,

I am touched that you took the trouble to reply – thank you! It is as I thought, but mother hoped there would be a solution to the problem. Thanks again and best wishes, Galina- New Haven, Connecticut

Owned by a master restorer of harpsichords, see the testimonial in the video

Owned by a master restorer of harpsichords, see the testimonial in the video

Contact info
Scott M. Haskins, Virginia Panizzon, Oriana Montemurro. Gaby Irving,

Art Conservators 805 564 3438 or

About Scott M. Haskins

Scott Haskins has been in professional art conservation since 1975, specializing in the conservation/restoration of easel paintings, murals and art on paper. FACL, Inc. is known nationally for doing A+ work no matter the size or difficulty of the project. We are happy to do a quick cleaning on a family heirloom. Our client list and resume is also full of very satisfied clients of large, difficult/complicated projects at remote locations. Excellent services are also available as an Expert Witness/Legal Testimony in art related matters. Consultation on art related projects occur regularly including extensive insurance evaluations for insured or insurer. Services are offered worldwide. Scott M. Haskins is also author of the "Save Your Stuff" series, educational information, materials and supplies to help people protect and save their treasured family heirlooms and collectibles at home and office. He can be reached at 805 564 3438. Video and written testimonials at
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