O L I V E R  L O V L E Y  -  F I N E  A R T   







"My paintings are absorbed, introspective and emotional,

forming and re-forming themselves.

I use a combination of observed drawing and an unconscious

process of building layers of textural surfaces to function in contrast.

I have a strong interest in the depiction of my own physical reality"


Oliver Lovley











Born in Lincolnshire, England.

Living and working in Nottingham, England





The National Portrait Gallery, London - The BP Portrait Award, 2002

The Royal College of Art, London - AOI Images 11 Exhibition 2003

The Nottingham Castle Open 2012

The Barn Gallery, Patchings Art Centre 2014

Mall Galleries, London - ING Discerning Eye 2014                                                        

The Malt Cross Gallery, Nottingham 2014 & 2015

RK Burt Gallery, London - Paper Works exhibition with the SGFA 2015                                                              

Lace Market Theatre Studio Exhibition 2015

Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington - The Midlands Open 2015 & 2016

Focus Gallery, Nottingham - exhibition with ceramicist Claire Baker 2016

Southwark Cathedral, London with the SGFA 2016

Nottingham Society of Artists - exhibition with Hannah Sawtell 2016

The Menier Gallery, London Draw 16 with SGFA 2016



Live Shows:


Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire with Two Rivers Paper Co.

2014, 2015 and 2016

Childwickbury Arts Fair, St. Albans 2016

Wirksworth Arts Festival, Derbyshire 2016

Art in the Gardens, Sheffield 2016

Open Studios Notts with The Gedling Artists 2015 and 2016

Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2014

Sherwood Art Week 2013 and 2015, Nottingham

Patchings Art, Craft & Design Festival 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Nottinghamshire

Lady Bay Arts Festival 2013, 2014 and 2015, Nottingham

Craft in the City, Waterstones Bookshop, Nottingham 2012, 2013 and 2014

Craft. Design. Contemporary. at the Nottingham Contemporary 2012, 2013 and 2014





500 Portraits - BP Portrait Award first published by The National Portrait Gallery,

London, 2011

AOI Images 11 published 2002

The Artist Magazine - April 2015

Nottingham Post - 2002 to 2015 (various articles)

Leftlion Magazine - Artworks 2013

Season of theatrical poster designs - The Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham 2015



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

Wall mural commission as Artist in Residence - The Malt Cross, Nottingham 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



Current Gallery Stockists


Fletcher Gate Art Gallery, Nottingham

Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Long Acre Studios, Bingham, Notts.

Mish Mash Gallery, Notts.



Current Art Book Stockists


The Bookcase, Lowdham

Bookartbookshop, London

Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham


































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