Edward Mc Govern is from a family of traditional decorators, being fourth generation, his projects range from the decoration and customisation of furniture; ornament and home decor to antique & architectural. He has studied and practiced in several aspects of faux painting and gilding. His services include the customising of surfaces or ornament to match or enhance existing surroundings by means of specialist painting and gold leaf techniques.
As a decorative painter and gilder his services include the ancient art of gold leaf water gilding. Using his craft of molding repairs combined with the art of Gilding and several aging techniques allows him to work with minimum intervention on items such as antique furniture and frames. His knowledge of paints and other media allows for a seamless repair.
He is currently working on a series of antique mirror frames for Yeats Country Antiques.
His dedication has led him to work in numerous churches, period homes and buildings, most notably:
- St Mels Cathedral, Longford.
- National Library, Kildare St.
- The Francisan Abbey, Galway City.
- Lough Rynn Castle, Leitrim.
- The Tenement Museum, Henrietta Street.