Newsletter | May 2017
“There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton
Lovetts Gallery is preparing to spread light with the coming soon opening of our next exhibition,
Next month. June 10th .
Oh MIRROR/MIRROR on the wall…….
In Living Color
“A small brazier glowed near the monk’s left hand. On a lectern before him lay pots of paints, brushes, a quill, a pen, a knife, a sizeable handbell, the tooth of some animal, and a piece of parchment.
It was the parchment that commanded the room. Until he saw it,...
Newsletter | March 2017
To quote Ernest Hemingway, "With so many trees in the city, you could see the Spring coming each day until a night of warm wind would bring it suddenly in one morning. Sometimes the heavy cold rains would beat it back so that it would seem that it would never...
Kicking it old school......old romantic school to be exact!
New store hours beginning April 10th
We will be open Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kicking it old school………. old romantic school to be exact!
Residing from his studio in western North Carolina, artist Phillip Philbeck skillfully combines his oils and expertise with realism, regionalism and romanticism...
Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you
find out why.”
Two. Purpose and destination.
Two. This is about two artists who have answered that question of why!
Creation begets creativity and creativity begets...
One of the strangest things is the act of creation
“One of the strangest things is the act of creation.
You are faced with a blank slate-- -a page, a canvas, a block of stone or wood, a silent musical instrument.
You then look inside yourself. You pull and tug and squeeze and fish around for slippery raw shapeless things...
Newsletter | February 2017
Big appreciation is what we are feeling here at Lovetts Gallery!
We thank everyone that attended and supported the RED/7 Exhibition. We thank the artists for their participation and hard work.
Through the avenues of media these days, we thank those from far away who support the arts...
All Male Review
ALL MALE REVIEW
This blog is about revealing five male artists to you that you may have never seen before. Their art that is……… lest you thought something else! A reveal and a review. Pulling the curtain of talent back………
From British Colombia, artist Jerry Markham, proves through his work...
A Story of Three Artists
A Story of Three Artists
If you’re looking for who’s who and who’s new at the Imagination, that’s Lovetts Gallery…...you are in the right spot!
Here follows a story of three artists, creating in three different mediums and three different genres. It is a short story of what happens when...
Newsletter | January 2017
Saying “Happy New Year’s” to you is a lot like when I say “Thank you” to you……..it inevitably seems my words are inefficient to relay the depth I feel when I say them. Frustrating! This is where “a picture paints a thousand words” would come in handy. Hmmmm………I don’t paint,...
This month is going by in a flurry!
This month is going by in a flurry!
This month is going by in a flurry! I have no doubt most of you are very busy gearing up for the Christmas holiday. Garrison Keillor says, “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we...
Christmas Artopocalypse is here!
Hey, dramatics aren't just for family gatherings! Tee-hee
Baby it's cold outside........................and we are hoping you will drop by Lovetts Gallery, where it is nice, warm and beautiful and there is no hurry!
It's December.... and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go!
Take a look...
It's Always Five O'Clock Somewhere
She is free in her wilderness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. “Time” for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water. (Roman Payne)
Creating from Long Beach,...
Art of the West…...a little left of center!
Art of the West…...a little left of center!
Observing the life of those who choose to live off the land is what led Lone Star State artist, Jo LeMay Rutledge to find the subject matter that was worth her time at the easel.
The ranch life genre has been portrayed...
Watercolor is probably the most satisfying of all mediums
Watercolor is probably the most satisfying of all mediums. Although difficult in the beginning, after practice, its mysteries will unfold, providing the utmost pleasure for the dedicated.
Australian artist, Robert Lovett
No doubt, Magnolia, Texas watercolor artist Robbie Fitzpatrick agrees, as she presents this quote on her own artists’ biography....
Newsletter | November 2016
The Cauldron: A Beautiful Brew....... truly was a beautiful brew. When you combine creative, talented artists and their work...... enthusiastic, appreciative collectors and their support...... and a Fine Art gallery containing these elements......it IS an intoxicating elixir. It is alchemy!
Thank you for making the Cauldron Exhibition fun and...
The eye should learn to listen before it looks - Robert Frank, Photographer
“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
Robert Frank, Photographer
Some things aren’t just black or white. They are both. Artist Tim Christensen, creates his porcelain pieces in black and white and utilizes the technique of sgraffito. In his verve for altering the thrown form upon his kick...
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it, we go nowhere - Carl Sagan
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it, we go nowhere
Thanks to the following three artists and their contributions of vision, imagination and creativity as they add to the dimensions of our lives through their works of art. Art represents a visual...
Newsletter | October 2016
AN INTOXICATING EXHIBITION IS BREWING AT LOVETTS GALLERY
It's the season of Fall at Lovetts Gallery which signifies our special Fall exhibition. This year it is The Cauldron: A beautiful Brew! This time of year lets us have a little extra fun. For pumpkins sake, it's a week before Halloween!...
Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is. - Saul Bellow
“Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.”
At Lovetts Gallery, we always invite you to expect the unexpected intrusions of beauty through art!
Today, I’m happy to introduce you to three new artists in our gallery…..their gallery…..your gallery! They each bring something special to the work...
Blazing Trails, Tracks, Traditions and Technology in Oils
Traveling with Lee Alban
Havre de Grace, Maryland is home to artist Lee Alban, who is an oil painter with a classical foundation in figure drawing, sculpture, anatomy, portraiture, and still life painting. By stretching canvases, applying glue sizing and lead primer, grinding pigments with black oil, and producing Maroger...
"You have to create your life....You have to carve it like a sculpture" - William Shatner
“It’s in the morning for most of us. It’s that time, those few seconds when we’re coming out of sleep, but we’re not really awake yet. For those few seconds, we’re something more primitive than what we are about to become. We have just slept the sleep of our most...
Slip on your time travel helmet
New artist to Lovetts Gallery, Natalie Wiseman, takes us down memory lane, mixed with our modern moments, adds a twist of irony, and paints for us a colorful and creative cocktail of life!
From a bustling and hectic home situated in Joplin, Missouri, there resides an artist who is highly...
Newsletter | August 2016
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Our treasured art collectors, gentlefolk, lords and ladies, equitable elves, determined dwarfs, and hard-working hobbits, felicitous fairies and meritorious mermaids!
It hath been decreed that it is time for a proclamation about what’s new at Lovetts Gallery!
Our last blog entry posed the question, “Are you...
She looks ……like I feel! Ha! Ha! Ha! Even the Mona Lisa has had those days! I get some weird solace in that today!
Actually, after I saw this “rendition” of this famous painting, it created a lot of questions about her in her traditional portrait, that I was sure...
PREOCCUPATION TO OCCUPATION: THE EVOLUTION OF SARINA BREWER
Sarina Brewer took her preoccupations with art and science as a child and made it her occupation as an adult. One can see and appreciate Sarina’s gift in her art of rogue taxidermy. This naturalist artist has been working and creating with animal remains for decades. She is deeply respectful...
I Have Enough Jewelry....said no one ever
Jewelry is an expression of ourselves. We wear it on our bodies, which reflects the intimacy of its function. Not only does it touch or pierce our skin, it clings to us in many other ways. Emotionally and visually. The constituents of jewelry, taken from the earth, honed and crafted...
Newsletter | July 2016
Thank you! And thank you again!
Deep gratitude goes out to our collectors and artists for the success of the Fahrenheit Exhibition.
What makes an exhibit successful?
A lot of elements that come together. The key being "together". None of these things can work alone. It's an orchestration that is...
Oda and King - A Dyadic Love Story
Oda and Kit not only married their lives but they also married their art, which is their passion. A wonderful love story about Corey Oda Popp and Kit King, husband and wife, two individuals maintaining a sociologically significant relationship. Dyadically, they are the merging of two separate artistic careers into...
What does the Fox Say?
After much waiting and anticipation, artist Kelley Hensing has new pieces in the gallery at Lovetts. She produces her work with great inspiration by searching to illustrate humanity’s desires and phobias and our attempts to understand and control our world. Kelley’s paintings contain elements of mythology and historical folklore in...
Born from Ashes
The oil painting, “Phoenix”, by Jane Radstrom, is proudly being installed for the Fahrenheit Exhibition! This beautiful figurative of Jane’s shows the power and passion of her fiery talent. The luminosity of the woman’s skin, the relaxed body posturing, the strong, confident tilt of her head and the contrasts of...
Sheri DeBow on Grimm
Did you know that artist Sheri DeBow, who works with German Polymer Clay for her sculptures, is a star? Well, her dolls certainly are! They are about to debut their acting career on the NBC series Grimm! Three of DeBows dolls are featured in the season’s finale, “The Beginning of...
It’s Friday the 13th!!
Crowley - the cat
It’s Friday the 13th and that doesn’t scare us here at Lovetts Gallery! Owner Jack Summers, even owns a black cat (pictured above...j/k, but not.).
The only fear we have is….” where are we going to place that awesome piece of art that just arrived?”
Newsletter | May 2016
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
“When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news”, so get ready for news with bite!
We are still enjoying some rather cool and enjoyable temps around here, as it should be, during...
DR. SUESS ON REFLECTIONS…….
” Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
Georgia artist, Joe Remillard, knows the value of moments and memories and he demonstrates what he knows by painting in oils on canvas.
His piece “Pink House” depicts the beauty and simplicity in everyday...
Coming to us from Southern California, Lovett's is proud to present the multitalented artist Nancy Von der Launitz. Step into the realm of possibility which Nancy has created and experience the beauty for yourself.
Using oil on linen with a refined gracefulness, Nancy brings us captivating portraits of beautiful women....
Newsletter | April 2016
Ahhhh……”It’s Spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
I don’t know if Mark Twain was an...
Newsletter | March 2016
“It was one of those March days, when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold. When it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.”
Charles Dickens certainly has a poetic way to describe the look and feel of transition.
Before Lovetts Gallery transitions...
You better believe it!
“Ruling the roost” is artist Melanie Florio. With her “sunny side up” personality, she has done a series titled “Chicken Scratch”. A curious combination of vintage/modern is what this California oil artist brings to the Imagination at Lovetts Gallery. Her zest for life, obviously spills out...
Brett Jarrett – Wildlife Tour
Crikey! Wildlife from around the globe has arrived at Lovett’s. Spotted around the gallery are some masterful works from Australian artist Brett Jarrett. Experience the precise dedication this artist devotes to the animals in each piece.
Being a traditional realist painter, Brett Jarrett captures the animals not using traps or...
A Cold Descent
I knew then what I had done. I had killed a man. I had killed a man to get a woman. I had put myself in her power, so there was one person in the world that could point a finger at me, and I would have to die. I...
Defining our humanity
Donato Giancola-Defining our humanity.
Through his love of story and work with the human figure, Donato makes conscious efforts to find and preserve those forms of expression which best defines our humanity.
What meaning do the words engineer, designer, draftsman, illustrator, architect, historian and visionary have in relation to art?...
True Confessions | Jan 2016
Raven here with hard-boiled reporting and a whodunit list of Lovetts Gallery upcoming show artists in February’s altitude project. exhibition! I promised you the juicy details in our last newsletter and now I’m here to deliver the goods. The identity of these artists have been previously divulged, but with...
Take time to reflect………..and refract.
That’s what glass artist Pavel Novak does, and he does it stunningly!
From the Czech Republic, where he was born and raised, a country where he also gained knowledge and training, has a long tradition of beautiful glass with impeccable craftsmanship.
Pavel not only contemplates his creations, which is only...
Plaid goes in many Directions | Dec 2015
“What is more cheerful now, in the Fall of the year, than an open wood fire? Do you hear those little chirps and twitters coming out of that piece of apple-wood? Those are the ghosts of the Robins and Bluebirds that sang upon the bough when it was in blossom...
Trick or Treat?
At Lovetts Gallery, you don’t have to choose one or the other. With Artist Jay Davenport…..you get both!
As a Master of Trompe L’Oeil, Jay goes about his work as a Grand Illusionist. One with a sense of humor, I must add! His very detailed and realistic paintings are done...
Delicious Ambiguity | Oct 2015
A feast for the eyes and a delight to the senses. The birds.
The Birds exhibition is tastefully and ambiguously connected to the Hitchcock classic story,
The artists were presented with this story to create from; The diving board to their pool of many ideas. They...
In Art………. Being distressed is a good thing!
Artist Romona Youngquist takes you to a place of serenity and peace by way of a whirlwind canvas ride of oils. You have heard the saying, “the calm before the storm”…….but with Romona’s unique approach to painting……”the storm before the calm” more aptly defines her creative technique.
A completed work...
Just art appreciation
Good Morning……all day long!!!
This week I am excited to talk about what art appreciation is. But first, I’d like to define what “appreciation” means. When we recognize and enjoy the good qualities of someone (like you!) or something, we experience appreciation. It is fully understanding a situation; the nature...
Dear art diary 2
Dear Art Diary,
There’s a wonderful spot, I’m told, where it’s never too hot and it’s never too cold; Where you’re never too young and you’re never too old, Where you’re never too big or small. And you’re never, never, never too, too, too, anything at all, Oh! You’re not...
Dear Art Diary
Dear Art Diary,
Oh, so many things to talk about since I wrote you last. In case you haven’t heard, I suppose now would be a good time to tell you. Remember HTTP…..like we have been together forever. Well, I think that relationship has run its course and he is...
Starbucks | Jul 2015
This month’s newsletter reads like a Starbucks coffee. A Venti Iced 2 pump Mocha with quad espresso shots to be exact! (Jack’s favorite drink until he started having heart arrhythmias. Go figure!) Anyway, let’s just say the artists I’m presenting today are a powerful blend of talent, taste, and...
Lollipop Guild | Jun 2015
The Scarecrow watched the Tin Woodman while he worked and said to him,
“I cannot think why this WALL is here nor what it is made of.
“Rest your brains and do not worry about the WALL”, replied the Tin Woodman.
“When we have climbed over it, we shall know...
Fried Chicken & Turpentine | May 2015
FRIED CHICKEN AND TURPENTINE…………….
How could these two things possibly go together? To have lived my life, is to know how they did! And still do…..for artists today. I grew up in an artist home, with an artist mother. Her studio was replete with all the important ingredients to produce...
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE……………
All we are saying is……….. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE………..
Pablo Picasso has said, that ”Often while reading a book, one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write. One can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person as if he were...
Greetings | Apr 2015
Please join me on a literary journey of the visual! You are about to enter an unrestricted area. It's a place not limited to the changing seasons nor the latest trends. There is a dimension beyond that which is known to man. A dimension as vast as space and...
Just like Thomas Edison....
Artist Jody Lyle, "Works.....bringing out the secrets of nature and applying them for the happiness of man." Rather for the happiness of women in her case! Unless, of course, it is the happiness it brings the man to see her wearing it or purchasing it for her!
What does this...
It’s all about the lighting. And no, I’m not talking about the rampant proliferation of holiday lights on the homes and businesses of Tulsa.
. (We actually had a brief conversation about syncing up the LED lights in the gallery’s front windows to some Slipknot, but decided against it.)
A picture paints a thousand words....
Artist Kristan Le, softly tells us stories with her oils. I imagine the respectful tone of her voice as she relates to times in the past…. experiences not forgotten. The environments and the people of her native country as they go about their everyday customs of living are instilled in...
URGENT…. | Feb 2015
Lovett’s does love connections!
A bit of matchmaking if you will.
Connecting a collector with an object of their passion is pretty exciting for us. We have even witnessed a few person to person love connections here at the Gallery too! (Although we don’t officially offer that under “our services”)....
Young Guns | Jan 2015
The “Young Guns” Come to Lovetts Gallery
Young Guns, the next national exhibition from Lovetts Gallery, opens February 7, 2015, and features the work of Timur Akhriev, Joseph Crone, Jane Radstrom and David Shingler. “This is not a Western Show”
All four artists are around 30 years of...
About That Show…Virtuosity | Nov 2014
About That Show ... Virtuosity
You know good when you see it. Down on some primal, instinctive level, when you see art created by a master of his craft, you know how good it is. It moves you. It affects you.
That mastery is called … Virtuosity, which not-so-coincidentally is...
Call of the Wild | Aug 2014
Call of the Wild
Wildlife. Wild paintings. Wild sculpture. Wild art.
On November 8, 2014, 10am to 5pm, that’s what you can expect from Paul Rhymer, K. Henderson and Robert Caldwell. We’re calling them … The Wild Bunch, and they are the next exhibition from Lovetts Gallery.
Paul Rhymer spent...
Newness | Jul 2014
What you're looking at above is a combination of a lot of different materials that bring to life the vision of Josh George, one of the new artists we've added. There's wallpaper. Acrylic paint. Oil paint. Other things. It's called, A Way of Entrance.
New art arrives here ......
She’s a Crone | May 2014
She's a Crone
I don't mean that literally. I'm sure she's a very nice person. Sure, she may have just shot a dude before climbing out on that catwalk in her undies and overcoat, but that shouldn't be a commentary on her as a person, should it? Calling a woman...
Ringing the bell to remind you | Mar 2014
RINGING THE BELL TO REMIND YOU
Halloween may be over…..St. Patrick’s Day drawing near….but I want to talk about skeletons. Not the ones that may be in your closet…those are your secret’s, but metaphorically, referring to your home or business. The bones of the areas you place your art. How...
Talking with Timur | Feb 2014
Talking with Timur
I mentioned that we’ve brought on a handful of new artists, and I was going to be doing a bit more in terms of introductions ... This week, I contacted Timur Akhriev and asked him a few questions about some of the work he’s sent us.
Kaleido-snow-matic | Dec 2013
It feels for all the world that we have done nothing but shows lately, which is kinda true. We've had three in three months, including two in three weeks. The latest was Kaleidochromatic, which featured Jeff Ham, Erika Pochybova and Benjamin Cobb. It is a loud, colorful display of...
The Way of the Future | Nov 2013
The Way of the Future
On Nov. 16 (that's this Saturday, folks), Lovetts Gallery invites you to Future Earth!
Our latest exhibition features the work of Susan Folwell and Jody Naranjo. The two Santa Clara Pueblo potters are superstars in the contemporary Native art world.
Susan’s work is firmly rooted...