Mark E. Lovett is an international, award winning portrait painter and master oil painter. He is an associate living master at ARC (Art Renewal Center), and is represented by Rehs Gallery NY, NY. Mark receives oil portrait commissions from clients around the globe, and his work has been featured in numerous publications including Bethesda Magazine, Capital File Magazine, Washington Spaces Magazine, Gulf Connoisseur Magazine Dubai, Washington Parent Magazine, Managed Futures Today Magazine, Applause Magazine Strathmore and others. You can read the articles and see the work here.
Some of Mark’s portrait clients include: Terraform, Lendlease, SunEdison, Broadsoft, Martek Global, designDATA, Boland, Congressman Bill Livingston, Forrest Whitaker (Academy Award Winning Actor), Gregg Allman of Allman Bros Band.
Born and raised in Maryland, Mark began playing guitar and singing professionally at the age of 14 and continued doing so into his thirties. His passion for visual arts did not take root until early mid-life, when he discovered his interest in visual arts. After struggling with alcohol and drug dependence, Mark discovered that his passion for art helped the healing process. Mark’s painting, and his new faith in God, through Jesus Christ, led to a spiritual connection to every painting he creates.
While Mark’s music can still be heard on his website or in infrequent live performances, his music became an avocation, while art became his vocation and passion. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Mark studied figurative and portrait painting at Nelson Shanks’ Studio Incamminati in Pennsylvania, The Art League School in Alexandria, VA., and he attended many master artist workshops throughout the country, honing his skills depicting human form and painting live models regularly.
Mark loves the old masters, such as William Bouguereau, John Singer Sargeant, among many others, and he strives to merge their techniques with his own style and vision. When you get a minute, come by and visit me at marklovett.com