Contact info for Mark Lovett:
Represented by Rehs Gallery:www.rehs.com
Born in Maryland in 1956, Mark began playing guitar and singing professionally at the age of 14, but his passion for visual arts did not take root until much later. At mid-life, Mark discovered his visual art interest while assisting at his young daughter's art themed birthday party. After struggling for years with alcohol dependence, Mark discovered that his passion for art helped the healing process in recovery, and led to a spiritual connection to every painting he creates. Mark soon left his Vintage Guitar sales business to pursue visual art full time.
Mark studied figurative and portrait painting at Nelson Shanks' Studio Incamminati in Pennsylvania, The Art League School in Alexandria, VA and attended several master artist workshops throughout the country, honing his skills depicting human form and painting live models regularly.
After a long journey studying the methods and techniques of the old masters in portraiture and figurative works, Lovett now successfully merges the techniques of academic masters of the past with his own unique expression and vision.
With a tasteful but vibrant color palette, Mark creates beautiful color harmony, in masterfully designed compositions, using bold strokes, and impasto, yet creating a delicate rendering of the human face and form. As a result, Mark's expressive skill for capturing the human form has brought him numerous painting commissions.
Mark has traveled throughout Europe and America seeking inspiration for his images. He works with local models, as well as a top model who has been used in many of the famous painter Pino's works.
Lovett has won numerous awards including… 2006 Portrait Society of America Children's Portrait Competiton, 2007 Women's Club of Chevy Chase, MD Annual Art Show , and 2005 Rockville Art League Art Show Winner.
Mark's art has been featured in many publications including….Capitol File Magazine 2008, Washington Spaces Magazine 2007 and 2006 , Who's Who of Strathmore Worldwide 2007-2008, Preview Magazine Art Expo, NY 2007, Strathmore Applause Magazine cover 2006, Art Business News Magazine 2006 and 2005, Listed in the American Artist - www.askart.com, Montgomery Gazette 2005 etc.
In 2008, Mark was voted into the prestigous Art Renewal Center's Living Masters group as a "Living Artist". Now at ARC (Artrenewal.org), Mark is honored to be found among an elite group of some of the finest and most well known oil painters in the world. Mark is a member of International Guild of Realism Scottsdale, AZ, Who's Who of Strathmore Worldwide , Arists For Human Rights, Oil Painters of America OPA , Portrait Artist Society of America, Strathmore Hall Arts Association, Bethesda, MD. and has been exhibiting and selling his work in galleries throughout the country and private collections throughout the world.