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My parents lived in Bromley, Kent where I grew up. My father was an architect and mother an art teacher, who founded the Shortlands Studios. Our resident artist was Peter Midgley RCA. His studio was in our home, alongside the pottery.

I went off to the City to earn "an honest fortune' in Banking and Finance and returned to creative art in 1996. I established an Antique Shop and Gallery in West Malling. After moving to Broadstairs, I became a 'plein air' painter of landscapes and seascapes. I can usually be found in the corner of a muddy field or boatyard. Often perched precariously on the rocks, until darkness or rain takes over.

My inspiration comes in the light and changes in the weather. I admire the work of Hercules Brabazon, John Singer Sergeant, Edward Seago and the French Impressionists.

As a Cultural Ambassador for the Turner Contemporary Gallery and an elected member of the East Kent Art Society I am able to support the local artistic community.  I have represented England at Fabriano in Acquarello Italy.


Summer Holidays: en plein air paintings by Julian Lovegrove
31st May 2024 - 26th June 2024
Westgate Galleria

Summer Holidays: en plein air paintings by Julian Lovegrove

Julian Lovegrove is an artist from Broadstairs with a passion for painting 'en plain air' outside, directly from nature. He paints everyday. You may find him in the corner of a muddy farmyard or boatyard, sketching or painting until rain or darkness takes over. This is how his paintings are created,  with honesty and integrity. This selection of his seaside scenes and memorable moments from Summer holidays will feature local bays, beaches and family activities. All painted in an impressionist...
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