"Patrick McGovern (1969, Co. Westmeath, Ireland) is an exciting new Historical Irish artist who works with the medium of paint and predominantly in watercolour and acrylic in a mixed media format. He is proudly self taught having developed a unique style blending realism and realistic impressionism, characterised by aesthetic experiments focusing on the formal qualities of art (line, colour, shape, etc.) with visible sketch lines and brushstrokes showing allowing each piece a painterly feel remaining simple in it's completion.
This series of paintings is entitled "Ireland in History 1916-1922" and is inspired by the people and places of Ireland during this period through the cityscapes and portraits contained within.
Patrick McGovern currently lives and works in Moate, Co. Westmeath".