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Oliver Lovley SGFA BA (Hons)


Full member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, London


Born in Lincolnshire, England.

Living and working in Nottingham, England





Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol - Summer Exhibition 2018

Blue Owl Art, Grantham - Solo Exhibition ‘Near and Far’ 2018

The Menier Gallery, London Draw 16 and Draw 17 with the SGFA 2016 - 2018

Gallery 6, Newark, Notts. - solo exhibition 'Dark Re-forming Shapes' 2017

Bankside Gallery, London - Society of Graphic Fine Art Biennial Exhibition June 2017

The Menier Gallery, London Draw 16 and Draw 17 with the SGFA 2016 - 2017

Nottingham Society of Artists - solo exhibition 2016

Southwark Cathedral, London with the SGFA 2016

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

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

The Malt Cross Gallery, Nottingham solo exhibitions 2014 & 2015

Mall Galleries, London - ING Discerning Eye 2014

The Barn Gallery, Patchings Art Centre - solo exhibition 2014

The Nottingham Castle Open 2012

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

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


Live Art Shows:


Childwickbury Arts Fair, St. Albans 2016, 2017 & 2018

Windsor Contemporary Art Fair 2017

Bath Art Fair, Norton St Philip, Bath 2017

Creative Reactions for Pint of Science with Nottingham University 2017

Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire 2014 - 2016

Wirksworth Arts Festival, Derbyshire 2016

Art in the Gardens, Sheffield 2016 - 2017

Reading Contemporary Art Fair 2014

Sherwood Art Week 2013 - 2015, Nottingham

Patchings Art Festival 2012 - 2017 Nottinghamshire

Lady Bay Arts Festival 2013 - 2017 Nottingham




Dark Re-forming Shapes - published 2017

Unconscious Patterns - published 2016

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 2017 (various articles)

Leftlion Magazine - Artworks 2013

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


Awards, Residencies & Qualifications:


Elected full member (SGFA) of The Society of Graphic Fine Art, London 2017

Donation of painting ‘Internal Walls’ to The Institute of Mental Health,

Nottingham University 2017

Appointed Fellow member of The Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University 2017

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

BA (Hons) Illustration & Visual Communication - Loughborough University, 2001



(currently and previously):


Bankside Gallery, London

Menier Gallery, London

Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield

Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol

Gallery 6, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

Blue Owl Art, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Fletcher Gate Art Gallery, Nottingham

R.K. Burt, London

Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Long Acre Studios, Bingham, Nottinghamshire

Focus Gallery, Nottingham

Mall Galleries, London

Mish Mash Gallery, Nottinghamshire

The Bookcase, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire

Bookartbookshop, London

Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham



Windsor 2017 01 Demonstration 03


"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 consciousness.


I am not always sure how I arrive at a finished painting, but I never give up on them.

The paintings function as scenes from a dream-like story.

There is an element of performance in my painting and through the painting an emotional catharsis."