Margaret Percivals "Sumatran Beauty" (shown above) has been selected for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2014 exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London between 2 – 7 June 2014.The competition was open worldwide to amateur and professional artists alike and the response was phenomenal. The panel of judges spent many hours sorting through the hundreds of entries and were delighted that the standard has been extremely high.
Margaret's 'Beauty of the Beast' Exhibition opens at Lovelys on Saturday 7th June.
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Welcome to the home page of Lovelys Gallery and Thanet's premier
art shop. Lovelys is situated in Cliftonville, Margate, Kent
Lovelys has been providing a unique service to artists and art
lovers since 1891. We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality
bespoke framing service and showcase paintings, prints and limited
editions from local and nationally acclaimed artists providing inspirational
art to enhance your home. Why not visit our extensive gallery on
line. In most cases further works are available so let us know if
you would like to see more paintings or prints by a particular artist.
We have access to over 50,000 prints worldwide!
In 2011 we celebrated 120 years since Lovelys was first established in 1891 which is still run by the family four generations later.
"The Red Room" by Jack Vettriano
Lovelys Gallery are proud to have been chosen for the second time to host a new exhibition of rare and new signed limited edition prints by one of the country's most talked about and collectable artists Jack Vettriano. Following on from the success of last years "The Classic Collection" exhibition at Lovelys “The Red Room” is a series of previously unreleased signed limited editions showcasing Vettrianos more provocative, and occasionally erotic, series of work.
Anthony Giles Solo Exhibition
"This Place" paintings from the beaches, fields and marshes of Kent
Saturday 3 May - Saturday 31 May
The artist will be present in the gallery on Saturday 3rd May from 11am - 3pm.
Anthony was born in Ramsgate, Kent and attended Hartsdown Technology College before studying at the London College of Print and Design. His early career years were spent as a graphic designer and photographer for a local screen printing firm before progressing to providing illustrations for magazines. He started painting whilst recovering from 2 major back operations in 2008/09 and found inspiration in the local beaches and marshes near his home in Kent.
Painting mostly 'en plein' and working up the painting back in the studio, he can often be found in the fields and beaches of Kent, capturing the beauty of sunlight sparkling on a river or a rain storm over a local beach. His passion for his subject is visible in every rapid oil sketch and finished painting and his use of light highlights his standing as a contemporary artist who captures a moment with such clarity and perspicacity rarely seen in today's artists. His reputation as a landscape artist has grown, showing shades of Seago and Turner in his increasingly powerful paintings.
Anthony Giles says “As a painter of landscapes I spend my time constantly studying and sketching every colour, every cloud formation, every shadow and reflection of this ever changing world around me and then recreate that image onto canvas. For me light is everything in good composition. Above detail or definition transient light on field, beach, river or sea gives a painting depth and character, drawing the viewer into the piece and holding their attention."
Our extensive range of art materials, art workshops
and unique cards and gifts makes Lovelys the perfect place to immerse
yourself in art for a relaxing hour or two!
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We have 5 new limited edition lino cuts featuring Bagpuss and friends by Peter Firmin available in the gallery....read on...
Exhibiting at Lovelys
At Lovelys we are keen to exhibit a wide range of styles and mediums - we sell originals, prints, photographic prints, sculptures, ceramics and glass works. We are always happy to consider new artists to exhibit and promote at the gallery. Our 120 years of experience and expertise ensure a strong relationship with our artists offering support, feedback, direction, and new ideas.
You can also submit to our annual Open Art Exhibition.
FRAMING AT LOVELYS
Highest quality bespoke picture framing since 1891
Guild commended framers
Picture cleaning and restoration
Lovelys pride themselves in a professional bespoke picture framing service since 1891 in their on site workshop.
Conservation framing - Lovelys frame to the highest conservation standards (including specialist glass) helping to preserve your artwork for future generations. Extensive frame choice including hand finished frames, ovals and circles. Creative and decorative mount cutting including ovals, circles, multi aperture, and wash lining.
Specialist framing and traditional stretching of tapestries, embroideries and all needlework.
Lovelys years of experience provide our customers with helpful expert advice and guidance to help you choose the perfect frame for your artwork or object.