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The articles below are intended to give a feel for the services and products sold by Gadsby’s. If you have a requirement which isn’t represented below it doesn’t mean we can’t help. Please call us and ask.

Car parking @ Gadsby’s

Car parking @ Gadsby’s

Customer parking @ Gadsby’s Leicester After many years of the Gadsby car park being too small we have finally increased its size. Many customers...

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Fast drying oil paints

Fast drying oil paints

Fast drying oil paints ...with the feel and consistency of traditional oil paints Fast drying oil colours have been designed to offer the feel and...

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Water soluble oil paints

Water soluble oil paints

Water soluble oil colours ...designed to look and feel like traditional oil colours Designed to look and feel like traditional oil colours, these...

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Getting it off the wall

Getting it off the wall

Taking the plaque off the wall ...3 men and a scaffold! This difficult restoration commission presented its first major challenge when we tried to...

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Water Soluble Pencils

Water Soluble Pencils

Water Soluble ...and great fun to work with Water soluble pencils are a useful product for any watercolour artist to have in their box of equipment....

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Framing a Football Shirt

Framing a Football Shirt

Framing a Champion’s Football Shirt When Leicester City Football Club won the Premier Division title in 2015/16 a few lucky fans were to get their...

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Framing a Rosette

Framing a Rosette

Box Frame for a Rosette This rosette presented real challenges as it's roughly 60cm long, 10cm wide, and 3cm deep. We chose a backing board to suit...

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Framing a Matisse (or two)

Framing a Matisse (or two)

Framing a Matisse When Gadsby's framed a Picasso last year we little expected to be following it up with a Matisse so soon afterwards. We definitely...

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Jack Vettriano Prints

Jack Vettriano Prints

Our gallery usually has a variety of framed images by the very popular artist... Copyright in all images by Jack Vettriano is held solely by the...

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Caran D’ache

Caran D’ache

Caran d‘Ache & Gadsby’s Gadsbys have worked with Jakar and Caran d'Ache for decades. The quality and range of products they manufacture is...

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Oil painting cleaning

Oil painting cleaning

Cleaning Oil Paintings ...a job requiring knowledge, skill and a caring attention to detail Some of the paintings which Gadsbys, Leicester are asked...

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Synthetic brushes

Synthetic brushes

Synthetic Brushes ...all shapes and sizes Synthetic brushes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and have improved beyond all recognition from...

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Custom Stretched Canvas

Custom Stretched Canvas

Custom stretched Canvas on frame When an artist has 'big ideas' the finished piece might be quite small and delicate. But when an artist has 'big'...

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200 years of grime

200 years of grime

Brown Varnish made the picture ‘invisible’ Of course it isn't just grime - the varnish itself had discoloured too on this 200 year old painting....

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Maundy Money Framed

Maundy Money Framed

Framing Coins and Bank Notes ...even Maundy money On Thursday the Queen visited Leicester Cathedral to distribute Maundy money. Leicester was the...

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