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Yearning In The Heart

30 x 16 Oil $13750

Mark Lovett

Mark, a graduate of the University of Maryland, studied figurative and portrait painting at Nelson Shanks’ Studio Incamminati in Pennsylvania, The Art League School in Alexandria, VA., and he attended several master artist workshops throughout the country, honing his skills depicting human form and painting live models regularly.

Mark loves the old masters, and has spent a great deal of time studying their work at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence Italy. In addition to viewing the paintings carefully in person, Mark photographed the paintings on display in these galleries and maintains a high res photo gallery of all his favorite master’s work on his computer for reference.

Mark studied Bouguereau, Sargent, Zorn, Tissot, Harlamoff, Andreotti , Rembrandt, Renoir, Monet, Eakins, Van Dyck, El Greco, Homer, Inness, DaVinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and many others, and Mark strives to merge their techniques with his own style and vision.

Mark is fascinated with the challenge of creating three dimensional form with paint on a two dimensional canvas, and has learned a great deal from studying the masters techniques. In addition, Mark strives to create beautiful color harmony with a tasteful but vibrant-color palette, and to fuse same into carefully conceived compositions, using bold strokes, and impasto, yet creating a delicate rendering of the human face and form to capture the essence of his subjects on canvas.

Mark has won numerous awards including: 2006 Portrait Society of America Children's Portrait Competition; 2007 Women’s Club of Chevy Chase, MD Annual Art Show; 2005 Rockville Art League Art Show Winner and his art has been featured in magazines including: Gulf Connoisseur Jan. 2010, Capitol File Magazine 2008; Washington Spaces Magazine 2007 and 2006; Who's Who of Strathmore Worldwide 2007-2008; Preview Magazine Art Expo, NY 2007; Strathmore Applause Magazine cover 2006; Art Business News Magazine 2006 and 2005. Mark’s listings and memberships include the American Artist - www.askart.com, Montgomery Gazette 2005; Oil Painters of America OPA; Portrait Artist Society of America; and the International Guild of Realism, Scottsdale, AZ.

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