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The Company

Shane Ralph | Director | Shane Ralph Decorative Painting LTD & SWR|DECArt Studio | Dublin | Ireland

The company was established in 80s and has grown to be one of the most well-known decorative arts, conservation, painting and training companies in Ireland. Shane undertook formal decorative arts training at Atelier Nadaï under the instruction of Master Artisan Michel Nadaï (master craftsman of France). Shane is a Fellow of the Faculty of Decoretive painting (FFD) and a Member of The Scottish Association of Painting Craft Teachers (MSAPCT) a member of The Irish Georgian Society and winner of The David B Campbell Trophy in 2017.  His most recent project was for specialist decorative arts in HRP Hillsborough Castle.


Shane and his small team of associates are a group of professional Decorative Artists and conservation Specialists, trained in a variety of decorative and restorative techniques along with conservation disciplines, that include but are not limited to: gilding; specialist paper/fabric hanging; decorative painting; signwriting; paint restoration; wood graining; marbling; trompe l'oeil; stone blocking; wood special effects; traditional painting and decoration; distressed effects and mural painting. 


“Shane is a very good decorative artist, no matter how big your needs are, he can pull it off.
A true artisan”


Over the years and through recommendation Shane has established a satisfied client base in Ireland & the UK. His client base includes private residential, shop fronts, restaurants, night clubs, Museums,period homes,churches, hotels & Castles and he and his team have completed all varieties of projects in Historical, commercial, private & industrial premises.

Shane is the director & owner of Shane Ralph Decorative Painting Ltd & SWRDECArt Studios. Shane prides himself and his team on their preparation work, in unison with decades of knowledge working with the best materials & up to date brands and products


“Excellent artist and designer with an amazing eye for detail! Can produce what the client requests at ease!”


Whatever the project, their approach is always friendly and professional with a positive attitude. This in combination with conscientious practical applications, comprehensive knowledge of materials and tools and dedication to best practice techniques in all areas.


For more information on experience and projects undertaken please view the Past and Current Projects tab! Here you will find a full listing of key projects over the years.

Decorative Painting by Shane Ralph Decorative Painting Ltd
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