My workshop is right next to the house, and from every window I have a view of seemingly endless rows of vines. I’m currently restoring the “Emperor Portraits” from Trostburg Castle in the Isarco Valley, and I’m inspired in my work by the sight of all that greenery. It’s a wonderful place to work: Old paintings and wine, somehow they go well together. They both need a lot of care and attention. With some pictures it takes me months until all the damage has been repaired and the original beauty of the painting is revealed. The older the picture, the easier it is. That may sound strange, but it’s usually the case all the same, because they worked with simpler materials in the past.