Lovelys are looking for exciting and new handmade items to add to our gift range within the gallery and shop. This includes jewellery, pottery, ceramics, sculpture and soft furnishings. To apply please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief statement about yourself and the work you create and up to 5 images of your current work.
40th anniversary of Bagpuss
We have 5 new limited edition lino cuts featuring Bagpuss and friends by Peter Firmin available in the gallery....read on...
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Free delivery in the UK on orders over £100, mainland UK only, this offer excludes Northern Ireland, Highlands and Channel Islands, please ring for more detaisl. Free delivery excludes items in the sale, plus we offer a Flexible payment Scheme. Call the gallery for more details...
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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.
Join us on Friday 3rd October for an evening of Art and wine tasting
The Mayor of Margate and Lovelys Gallery invites you to an Art & Wine evening hosted at Lovely's Gallery, 248 Northdown Road, Margate, CT9 2PX on Friday 3rd Oct from 6-8pm.
Lovelys are proud to be exhibiting the work of Graham Clarke, artist, author, illustrator and humourist and one of Britain's most popular and best-selling printmakers. He has created some five hundred images of English rural life and history and of the Englishman's view of Europe. This evening Graham Clarke will be telling the fascinating story of‘Captain Booth's Fancy’ and the association with Turner.
Captain Booth's Fancy by Graham Clarke
Wine tasting will be hosted by Majestic Wines giving you the opportunity to try wine from different regions, and Margate Smoke House are contributing some delicious cheese and canapes.
Also exhibiting an exciting and diverse collection by South East artists, featuring original paintings, hand produced prints, photographs, textiles and ceramics from artists across the South East. Including works of Anthony Giles, Paul Smith, Robert Onion, James Hunt, Margaret Percival and Virginia Scadeng.
Funds raised are for Tag Pet Rescue and Margate Ambulance. Tickets are £7.50 payable to the Mayor’s Fund, 11-13 King Street, Margate, CT9 1DA.
Call the Mayor’s Office 01843 609 340 or email email@example.com to reserve your place.
Within the wild, exotic and mystic beauty of Africa, the spirit of an artist was born. Paresh Nrshinga was born in Kenya and at a young age he moved to the UK. After numerous years of extensive travels he is now based in Radlett, Hertfordshire. From early childhood, Nrshinga was already absorbing colours, movements and sounds, transforming them into expressions and motions onto his sketchbooks. His travels around the world combined with his deep spirituality influence his unique paintings, which are masterpieces of original and exceptional talent.
Inspired by artists such as Pollock, Warhol, Klimt and Picasso, Nrshinga’s paintings reflect his flirtation with abstract expressionism.
When viewing Nrshinga’s work, the spectator can immediately perceive how strongly the artist expresses his feelings, memories and struggles. Through his passion for music he developed a unique flair of transferring and transforming the energy of sound onto canvas in the form of colour and movement - thus, creating the most vibrant visual effects.
Nrshinga is a versatile and perceptive painter. His brushstrokes are free and spontaneous, concentrating on texture, gesture and ecriture. He delivers an edge through the recreation of the medium of paint and the exploration of new fields of colour and abstraction. His paintings are an adventure of self-discovery.
Exclusive to Lovelys
"2015 Isle of Thanet Calendar"
Lovelys have been proud to work alongside local art photographer Andrew Hicks on the creation of a special calender celebrating the beauty of the Isle of Thanet and in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit at the QEQM Hospital in Margate.
We are pleased to announce that the 2015 calendars are now available for purchase in the gallery for £8.95. All profits from the sale of these calendars will be donated directly to S.C.B.U.
New in the Gallery
Signed limited edition giclee print
By Alex Foster
£85 Framed £50 Mounted
This map of the Isle of Thanet, created by Alex Foster, was specially commissioned by Lovelys and is an exclusive edition of only 100 prints
Lovelys are excited to unveil a new and previously never before published highly limited edition print of Marilyn Monroe by Milton H Greene
Exclusive to Lovelys edition of just 50
This photograph, never before published, is taken from the original transparencyof Marilyn Monroe from the ‘Tree’ sitting in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles for an article on Hollywood Stars in Look Magazine by Milton H Greene, and is a result of their first work together.
Color 2.25 x 2.25 in. camera transparency on Ektachrome film, from the estate of Milton H Greene; numbered TR-23, dated 2 September 1953
Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl
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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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.