A well known artist and teacher of art, Lovedy has exhibited in London at the Society of Women Artists (S.W.A.) annual exhibition at Westminster Hall. She also exhibits locally with the Christchurch Arts Guild and Highcliffe Art Fellowship and her work is familiar to many local people.
She has been awarded several prestigious prizes – the Mercy Oddy Memorial Water colour prize, the Dick Crow Marine Trophy of mixed media seascape and on two occasions the Presidents Choice Award, again for mixed media work. As a keen and prize winning amateur gardener and floral display artist it is not surprising that the subject of flowers feature in her water colours and pastels; the reflection of trees in water is another theme which regularly occurs in her paintings of the New Forest as are the atmospheric skies, sunsets and dawns along our local coastline.
In her more recent work, Mixed Media Seascapes have featured success fully as have Reflections in water with Ink.
Lovedy’s Summer Workshops and her Art classes at All Saint’s Church Mudeford for Amateur Painters have raised several thousand pounds for local charities.
I have been a designer, teacher and lecturer throughout my working career, and always an ‘Artist’. Drawing and painting since my earliest days. My paintings have covered many genres, but of late mostly landscapes, inspired by the surrounding beauty of the area in which I live.
Totally immersed in the local art scene in my home town and surrounds. Working closely with Christchurch and District Arts for the past 25 years, Currently Chairman, and the Christchurch Arts Guild, previously as Chairman, now their President.
I became one of the first members of the Society of Floral Painters when they formed in 1995. This followed with acceptance as a full member of the National Society of Botanical Artists a year later. For many years, exhibiting at the Westminster Central Hall in London, and a number of National Trust Locations.
I have exhibited my work in London, Sweden, France and Jersey. My paintings are now in private collections in America, Canada, Australia, Japan, Sweden as well as the U.K.
Solo exhibitions include The Red House Museum, Christchurch. Regent Centre, Christchurch. Lyndhurst Centre, New Forest. Dorset Craft Gallery, Bournemouth.
Membership of numerous Societies.
Richard is an historian by training. He has long been interested in art. Only in recent years has he found time to develop fully his artistic interests and talents. His boyhood upbringing and lifelong love of the sea are reflected in his artistic expression. His paintings are mainly seascapes and landscapes in a semi-abstract, impressionistic genre. The relationship between art and poetry, especially of the sea, is reflected in his painting. He paints mainly with a palette knife in oil and acrylic in his studio and en plein air. His favoured location is the Hampshire and Dorset coast and its hinterland. He has exhibited in both counties and at many art festivals in Hertfordshire. He recently held his first solo exhibition at a gallery in Christchurch.