Oliver Lovley

Oliver Lovley

Nottingham, Hertfordshire

Born in Lincolnshire, England Living and working in Nottingham, England   His approach to painting explores varied subjects. With a strong interest in the depiction of physical reality his images are often absorbed, introspective and emotional, forming  and re-forming themselves. Observational drawing is the basis for his work, combined with a process of building layers of textural surfaces to function in contrast.   Previous Exhibitions & Events:   Wirksworth Festival 2016 Art in the Gardens, Sheffield 2016 Exhibition with Hannah Sawtell at Nottingham Society of Artists 2016 Childwickbury Arts Fair, St. Albans 2016 Exhibition with ceramicist Claire Baker - Focus Gallery, Nottingham 2016 Exhibition at Southwark Cathedral Refectory with the SGFA -  London 2016 Wall mural commission as Artist in Residence - The Malt Cross, Nottingham 2015 The Midlands Open 2015 - Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington Artist in Residence at The Malt Cross Henderson Gallery, Nottingham during 2015 Season of theatrical poster designs - The Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham 2015 Paper Works exhibition with the Society of Graphic Fine Art - RK Burt Gallery, London 2015 Artist in Residence solo exhibition- The Malt Cross Henderson Gallery, Nottingham 2015 ING Discerning Eye 2014 - Mall Galleries, London Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire with Two Rivers Paper Co. 2014, 2015 and 2016 Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2014 The British Craft Trade Fair 2013, 2014, Harrogate Summer Exhibiton Focus Gallery, Nottingham 2014 Solo Exhibition: Collected Watercolours The Barn Gallery, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire 2014 Solo Exhibition: Watercolours of Nottingham The Malt Cross Gallery, Nottingham 2014 Sherwood Art Week 2013 and 2015, Nottingham Patchings Art, Craft & Design Festival 2012 - 2015, Nottinghamshire Lady Bay Arts Festival 2013 - 2015, Nottingham The Nottingham Castle Open 2012 Craft in the City, Waterstones Bookshop, Nottingham 2012 - 2014 Craft. Design. Contemporary. at the Nottingham Contemporary 2012 - 2014 Association of Illustrators' Images 11 Exhibition at The Royal College of Art, London, 2003 The BP Portrait Award, The National Portrait Gallery, London, 2002   Publications:   The Artist Magazine - April 2015 Nottingham Post - 2002 to 2015 (various articles) Leftlion Magazine - Artworks 2013 '500 Portraits - BP Portrait Award' published by The National Portrait Gallery, London, 2011 Association of Illustrators' Images 11 published by the AOI- 2002   Awards, Residencies & Qualifications   Highly commended award at Art in the Gardens, Sheffield 2016 Artist in Residence at The Malt Cross Henderson Gallery, Nottingham during 2015 Elected associate member (ASGFA) of The Society of Graphic Fine Art, London 2014 Design Gap and Art Gap member 2013 BA (Hons) Illustration & Visual Communication - Loughborough University, 2001   Galleries:   Focus Gallery, Derby Road, Nottingham Bookartbookshop, Pitfield Street, London Newfield Galleries, Boar Lane, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop, St. Mary's Gate, Nottingham Mish Mash Gallery, High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham The Bookcase, Main Street, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire The Fletcher Gate Art Gallery, Nottingham
 

Media

Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Drawing, Mixed Media, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil

Subjects

Abstract or Experimental, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Portrait or Figure, Townscape or Streetscene

Awards

Highly commended award at Art in the Gardens, Sheffield 2016
Artist in Residence at The Malt Cross Henderson Gallery, Nottingham during 2015
Elected associate member (ASGFA) of The Society of Graphic Fine Art, London 2014
Design Gap and Art Gap m