Some Happy Clients
Congressman Bill Livingston - portrait commission
Gregg Allman - Allman Brothers Band
Forrest Whitaker - Academy Award Winning Actor
Joe Matza - president eFilm Hollywood, CA
Bill Collins - Cassidy & Pinkard Washington, DC
Read What Others Are Saying:
"Mark's portraits are beautifully executed."
Martin Sullivan, Ph.D.,
Director, National Portrait Gallery
"It is difficult thing to capture the essence of a personality: Mark has done this -
it is in the eyes. I like his work."
Owner, Guarisco Gallery, Washington, DC
Washington D.C.'s Preeminent dealer in Old Master's Art
"I am crying... I just called my mother crying into the phone because this is not just who she is today but you can see her depth
and who she will be later. HE IS AMAZING!"
“Mark’s ‘Elise’ is a breathtaking likeness that will give us joy every day for the rest of our lives. His unmatched work exudes compassion, understanding and artistic genius. We will be in his debt forever.”
"Your work is incredible! The one of Madelyne in the park makes me want a daughter just to have a painting like that."
"He has a gift unmatched. Tell him how much I appreciate not only his work as an artist but his connection to her as a person."
"Hi Mark, Just wanted to let you know your paintings touch my heart. I paint myself so I know real when I see it. I can tell you're a special soul. Best to you."
Catherine Murphy Atlanta,GA
"My daughter Addie is the sitting ballerina in your work "Little Ballerinas" I was so overwhelmed by it when I saw it hanging up at her class that I wanted to contact you. An amazing work. Thank you."
Patty Steele Bethesda, MD
"Capturing a women and child in oil on canvas is an extremely difficult thing to do.......and Mark has the gift".
Fred Folsom, Artist
Ellie and I choose art we love and we don’t buy it to sell later. We love art by Steve Hanks, Behrens, Michael Florh, Romero Britto and Viktor Shvaiko. Our recent find which is prominently hung in the formal dining room where it can be seen as you enter the house, round the staircase or come from the living room area is an oil on canvas called “little reindeer.” It shares a room with Steve Hank’s works. Among all the art we have, the portrait of my daughter titled "Little Reindeer" by Mark Lovett, is the one we love the most. "
Jennifer Fairfax, Maryland
Stories and comments like this make it all worthwhile.
Beautiful Brydon, here reflects wistfully on the passing of her much-loved grandmother, Joanie (a fine pianist whose music had inspired Brydon to take ballet), but, tragically, Joanie passed away before she could see Brydon in her first ballet performance (the Nutcracker). Ironically, Brydon’s family had no photos of Brydon’s performance, a performance that Brydon dedicated to Joanie. The artist, Mark Lovett, chanced to be at that performance, and from all the ballerinas, inexplicably, he choose to paint Brydon. When Mark’s moving painting of Brydon was hung at the Ballet Studio, Brydon’s mother saw it and broke into a paroxysm of tears. The painting is now hers and serves to remind Brydon and her family of her first ballet and of Joanie, her wonderful late-grandmother, who made it possible. Destiny or Divine Providence brought Mark Lovett to the Nutcracker that night and inspired him to paint Brydon and capture that moment in time, in oils on canvass, somehow grasping the tear-stained emotions that Brydon and her family felt on that unforgettable occasion. As Edgar Degas said, “Art is what the artist helps others see.”
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Jennifer Fairfax, Maryland
I received the painting that Mark painted today and it is incredible. It turned out very beautiful and I can not wait to give it to my husband. I am sure he will absolutely LOVE IT TOO!!!
Thank Mark so much for this beautiful painting. It turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I do not have the words to describe my excitement. This is so beyond my expectations that words can't express how I feel.
It was wonderful to do business with you, Mark and the gallery."