Richard C O Lovesey Fine Art & Print
Specialised Fine Pencil Artist Richard Lovesey
Desktop Publishing, Picture Mount Cutting and reproduction Services for artists.
The vast majority of my past work has been produced on a commission basis, although some images represent originals which I produce between commissions, some of which are still available to purchase, please visit my website for full details..
I self-publish a range of Fine Art Giclee Prints, produced as Open or Limited Editions, featuring a selection of my most popular paintings. Greetings Cards and other products featuring the majority of my original non-commissioned work are also available
My interest in art began when I decided to capture Lincolnshire's rich aviation heritage in a series of graphite aircraft drawings. Having never drawn seriously before, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I possessed a talent for it. This, coupled with positive encouragement from family and friends, inspired me to utilise my ability to provide people with a unique product at an affordable price.
During 1999, I progressed away from graphite and began to experiment with colour, and have never looked back. With no formal training in art or drawing, I have mastered my own unique approach and technique through practical experience, using only the finest quality materials from Derwent, Faber-Castell and Caran d' Ache.
I work from home, in the historic market town of Louth, which sits in the heart of Lincolnshire's rich rural landscape at the foot of the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds. This area is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and I find it a very inspiring place from which to work.
The majority of my commissioned work takes the form of portraits. Children and pets are by far the most popular requests, although I like the opportunity to consider almost any subject. I work solely from photographs because this approach allows me to take the necessary time over a picture, ensuring that I can achieve the best results.
I am a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild. All Guild members observe a Code of Ethics which ensures integrity in all transactions and the highest standards of professionalism and customer service at all times. I am also a member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS) and a Gold member of the Society for All Artists (SAA).
“The service provided by Richard is really outstanding as he takes the time to explain everything he does, the papers available, how the printing works and everything you will need to know to turn your artwork into first class prints. He turns work around as quickly as he can and will send prints straight to the people who want them - you can order one or two prints, or a big batch if you prefer and each one comes with the option of being mounted and is always delivered in its own protective plastic cover with a certificate of authenticity.”
- Emma Henderson
“This was the first time I have been involved with Giclee prints and have known him through the UKCPS. I I have been extremely pleased with Richards work, response and reproduction of my work and the way he pays close attention to detail and requests, I would definitely recommend him to everyone.”
- Peter Nelson
“ I have used Richard's service for giclee prints of my watercolour paintings on a number of occasions. His service is efficient and professional and has produced first class work each time. I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending his work. I wish him every success.”
- David Morris
“Excellent service , produces beautiful quality Giclee prints and cards .”
- Claire Fort
“When I wanted a few prints to give to a client, I approached Richard for a quote. He was very helpful and approachable and explained clearly what was required to get the best from my images. He gave me advice on the various papers I could choose from. I sent the originals to him together with my own scans and received back the prints which were true to my originals, promptly and well packaged. I was extremely pleased with the results and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to friends looking for a printer. A simple and easy process.”
- Bev Lewis
“I have used Mr. Lovesey's Fine Art and Desktop Publishing firm a number of times in the past in the form of notelet publishing to advertise my charity house sketches. These have incorporated a number of my drawings which have been reproduced in the exact way I wanted and he has always delivered them speedily and professionally. I would definitely recommend his firm.”
- Nola Smith
“I have known Richard since 2009, during which time I have purchased a number of portraits from him. I have always been extremely delighted with the quality and detail of work that he produces, all at an extremely affordable price. I have no hesitation in recommending Richard to you. Long may he continue to be successful. Chris Deighton. North Lincolnshire. ”
- Chris Deighton
“I have been using Richard for printing business cards, botanical greetings cards and giclee prints for a number of years and I have always found him helpful. As a talented artist himself, he understands the importance of attention to detail and this is reflected in his work. His costs are reasonable even for a short printing run, which helps those of us not wishing to lock away too much money in a large amount of stock. My orders have been fairly promptly filled and have arrived carefully packed and adequately protected. I will continue to use him as I am completely happy with the service he provides, and I will fully recommend him. ”
- Barbara Munro
“Where to begin. We lost our Husky at only 3 very young years old. He left a huge hole in our lives. We wanted to capture our Ben and commissioned a portrait from Richard. It was meant to be a Christmas present but I couldn't wait to show it off. Richard's portrait has brought back the warmth that we were missing in our home. His website is excellent and easy to follow not only for portraits of but many other products. My goodness the end product left us gobsmacked at this very talented, very proffesional artist. Rating out of 5? 5+++++++++. It is a MUST if you want a portrait of your beloved faithful friend. I have recommended him to a lot of my friends. ”
- Helen And Paul Austen