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Unique, handmade and original paintings

Original Art – Made in Kent

I am a local artist from Broadstairs in Kent and have a passion for painting ‘en plein air’ in the warm summer weather. You will often find me in the corner of a muddy field or boatyard, sketching and painting until rain or darkness take over. This is how many of my Watercolours are created.

In the winter, I work from my studio using sketches, photos and my imagination, often in acrylics.

All my work is UNIQUE and ORIGINAL. I don’t make copies or prints. You will notice individuality and passion in my paintings, which will add value and sophistication to your home, something a print cannot give.

I am a member and past Secretary of Broadstairs and St Peters Arts Group, a member of Folkestone Art Society, a member of the UK Plein Air Society and am a Cultural Ambassador for the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate.

Julian Lovegrove the Artist

This is me standing in front of my shed, looking the true artist!

My Story 

I grew up in an artistic community, my mother was an artist and art teacher and my father was an architect. We lived in a large old Victorian house in Bromley and used the ground floor and part of the first floor as art studios and a pottery, known as Shortlands Studios.

The studio hosted pottery and painting classes for all, including for the local children on saturday mornings. We had our own artist in residence, Peter Midgley, a Prix de Rome award winner and muralist, who taught at the nearby Ravensbourne School of Art and design. His studio was at our house, on the ground floor, a fascinating place for us to visit.

With all the comings and goings of galleries, agents, fellow artists etc, I decided to escape to the City of London, to earn my living there in finance and accountancy and only returned to creating art in about 1995. I feel this journey has only just begun.


“Thank you so much for the beautiful painting. I chose it as a birthday present for myself ready to go in our new house. The colours are vibrant and the scene depicts a street in Amsterdam just like one we stayed in last year. It came complete with a letter from the artist and a certificate of authenticity. Simply wonderful!  from Zayla”

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