My Watercolour Palette My Watercolour Palette and a painting of Manston Village, Kent
sketching in my plein air studio! Sketching in my Plein Air studio will an oil painter pal.
Paints and brushes ready for action. My studio table with paint pots and brushes etc.
Working in my studio This is me in my studio, putting in a sky in watercolours.
julian lovegrove Julian Lovegrove the artist looking cool!
Original Art – Made in Kent
I have a passion for painting ‘en plein air’ in the warm summer weather, where 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.
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.
Come and join me on this journey, and join in the conversations with your interesting comments and suggestions. I’m sure you will enjoy the artworks and my blog writing.
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