At Lovetts Gallery, you don’t have to choose one or the other. With Artist Jay Davenport… 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 in oil. Trick no.1: Looks like a photograph…but it’s not! Trick no.2: Appears that the image is 3Dimensional…but it is not! Along with his paints, Davenport uses the tool of linear perspective to fool us!

Jay continues to have a lifelong interest and pursuit in Fine Art and favors animals and wildlife as his subject matter, although not exclusively. Through his paintings, he tells secrets, on us as humans; by the way we interact and perceive things in life. Maybe Jay is laughing at us, laughing at ourselves! Did we get tricked again?

The Treat: Davenport’s “Mail Order Bride” and “There’s No Place Like Home” are presently in the Gallery with additional pieces scheduled for arrival. Treat yourself to the talent and creativity of artist Jay Davenport!

Representationalism is the bedrock to this artist. His dedication is clearly evident in his attention to detail. He has been awarded, medaled, and published and we are glad to welcome him to the Gallery and to you!


Trompe L’Oeil – to trick the eye! An art technique that uses the rendering of objects and spaces with eye-fooling exactitude. Both playful and intellectually serious, Trompe Artists toy with spectators “seeing” to raise questions about the nature of art and perception.

A funny story about the famous Florentine painter, Giotto (1267-1337), as an illustration: One day, Giotto decided to play a trick on the older artist Cimabue (1240-1302), to whom he was apprenticed. So when the latter’s back was turned, Giotto painted a tiny fly onto the mural which his master was painting. Cimabue then went berserk trying to brush away the fly, before he realized it was an illusion!

Lovett’s is honored to continue to represent two other outstanding Trompe Artists at the Gallery. Come and be delightfully and deliciously deceived by K. Henderson and Natalie Featherston!

So come and bag some eye-candy from the Trick and Treat art of Trompe L’oeil artists at Lovetts Gallery!

Raven Sawyer