John & Kim Haskins- Spring Connection

Saturday 28th March - Saturday 25th April

After gaining his City and Guilds diploma in Illustration at art school, John Haskins had a successful early career as a Chief Technical Illustrator working for industry, before deciding to devote his full attention to his first love, that of landscape painting. Working today from his studio at his home in the heart of the English countryside, his paintings reflect all the atmosphere and colour of his surroundings. His life long attention to detail lends an authenticity to the rural scenes he depicts. Occasionally using his two daughters as models, his work vividly evokes all the nostalgic charm of childhood. The popularity of his work in recent years has led to John enjoying successful exhibitions and one- man shows in London and Los Angeles. His paintings are to be found in many private collections and major galleries at home and overseas.

Kim uses large, loaded brushes and bold colours to create joyful, entertaining pictures of animals. She is most recognised for her works of cats and chickens, but her body of work includes dogs, rabbits and other creatures. “It's lovely to bring my critters out of hibernation in time for spring to exhibit alongside my Father's paintings. Although our artwork appears very different, My Father's art is also very uplifting and colourful and I hope visitors enjoy the range of images on display”.

Having painted her whole life, it was only after a short-lived career as a freelance journalist and at the British Council that Kim committed to painting full-time. She was quickly signed to one of the UK's biggest fine art publishers, through which she attracted a considerable following for her quirky cat paintings, selling hundreds of original works and prints.





















Darren Lewis - Sand, Sea and Sky

Saturday 16th May - Saturday 30th May

An exhibition of original paintingsby local artist Darren Lewis

"Trained to Degree and Masters Degree level in Fine Art at Canterbury Christ Church University, my work currently focuses on the coastlines of Thanet and recent visits to the shores of Cornwall and Scotland."

"Living in Margate, I paint the things I see around me, the things I know and feel comfortable with. I respond to the nearby coastlines of Thanet, with focus on the vistas of sand, sea and sky of my chosen locations. Thanet is surrounded by vast open spaces where sand meets sea, sea meets sky. Seascapes inspire me to paint and experiment with different medium to record the varied light, colour and atmosphere of local scenery. No matter what I paint, or in what style, the sea is always my main source of inspiration. "

"Abstract or figurative, all my paintings are deeply rooted to place and location responding to the visual and its forms. The dualism between what I see and what I transcend onto a canvas with paint, without the notion of purely imitating nature but rather searching for a higher realisation of it becomes my need to paint. My outward observations, combined with my inward perception or vice versa of the seascapes of Thanet, provide me with a constant source of inspiration through its varied light, atmosphere and climate."






Antony Collings - Exposure to the Elements

Saturday 11 July - Saturday 8 August

From the South East of England, Antony grew up in the 80’s on a diet of skate and hip-hop culture. Whilst studying Art and Design, he was given an assignment titled “Decay” Unbeknown that the same project would later kick-start an obsession for decaying walls, texture and predominantly the layers of flaking paint that those years of weathering and neglect produce.

Working in a variety of mediums including, Oils, Acrylic, Spray Paint and old worn posters, Antony creates contemporary abstract works by building multiple layers then scraping them back to mirror decayed walls within our urban environment.

Although self-classified as emerging, Antony is an international selling artist who has recently exhibited his work in London’s street art mecca, Shoreditch and Brooklyn, New York. His works are held in private collections across America, Canada, Netherlands, Norway and many European countries.


Lovelys Open Exhbition 2015

Saturday 29 August - Saturday 26 September

.Lovelys Open Art Exhibition 2014 - An exciting and diverse exhibition by South East artists, featuring original paintings, hand produced prints, photographs, textiles, sculptures and ceramics from artists across the South East. The exhibition provides artists of all ages and abilities the opportunity to display their work to the public, possibly for the first time. All items are for sale to the general public.









Margaret Percival- Beauty of the Beast Returns

Saturday 31 October - Saturday 21 November

A brand new collection of original works by acclaimed wildlife artist Margaret Percival.

Margaret Percival is a self-taught artist living in Whitstable, Kent.  Most of her working life has been spent in London, working for some of the UK’s largest companies in senior PA roles. 

All thought of art, Margaret’s favourite subject at school and college, was put on the back burner until she was fortunate enough to swap her London office desk for a drawing board/easel.  Since then she has been painting the animals that she loves.

In 2014 Margaret’s work was shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Award at the Mall Galleries.  She also exhibits with the Society of Feline Artists at their London exhibition and with the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society in Hampshire.  Her work is held in private collections in the UK and overseas.

“I work mostly in pastel and graphite, using photo reference I have taken at various African game reserves/National Parks and UK animal parks."

The artist will be present in the gallery on Saturday 31 October from 11am – 3pm













Lovelys Christmas Show 2015

Saturday 5 December - Thursday 31 December

Our annual Christmas exhibtion featuring original paintings, prints, ceramics, and sculpture by acclaimed Kentish and local artists.
There will be the chance to buy lots of great gifts for Christmas including paintings, prints, ceramics and pottery and previously unseen handcrafted items by local artists.



More to be announced soon....




Please click here to see mores photos of our contemporary exhibition space - Edge.