The faithful restoration of church decoration preserves the history, religious traditions, liturgical iconography, and sacred art of the country’s national landmark buildings for worship
John Canning Co. liturgical designers and artists are experts in sacred decoration, restoration, conservation and creative expression.
The care and maintenance of historic churches are often the responsibility of the clergy serving the congregation and parish committees designated to help. John Canning Co. prefers to work as a partner with these decision-makers when restoring ecclesiastic interior decoration.
We created Canning Liturgical Arts to specifically serve those in charge of sacred properties.
In the hands of Canning Liturgical Arts artists and artisans, common elements of paint, plaster, wood, and stone are elevated to sacred art using traditional decorative paint, finishes, and design.
The Battell Chapel restoration was one of the earliest historic preservation projects in Connecticut and John Canning's first church restoration in the US.
John Canning Co. restored decorative painting and murals that had been painted over decades earlier, and revealed with historic paint analysis and exposures.
The St. Mary’s Chapel restoration involved conservation cleaning without damaging the surface or altering the color of the historic cast stone.
John Canning Co. uncovered original colors, patterns, and finishes to conserve 24 murals while restoring Stations of the Cross and the scagliola columns.
John Canning Co. installed the new Gothic Revival interior design that references Catholic liturgy, traditional iconography, and celebration of Saint Mary.
John Canning Co. provided historic restoration of ornamental plaster and decorative painting, new murals, and design that reflects the Catholic liturgy.
John Canning Co. restored the color palette and design revealed by paint study and scientific analysis is typical of churches dedicated to Marian worship.
The John Canning Co. performed a historic paint study and analysis in order to provide an accurate restoration of the intricate designs in Christ Church.
John Canning provided the iconic interior decoration scheme to compliment the newly constructed Classical-style Shrine of Our Lady Guadalupe.
John Canning Co.'s historic restoration of the decorative painting on acoustic fabric at Rodeph Shalom required painting and replicating surface patterns.
Historic paint analysis uncovered the original church decoration which was restored for 22 fine art murals and a series of simulated stained glass windows.
John Canning Co. provided design assistance, including finish investigations for the fine and decorative artwork in the Trinity Church’s Central Tower.