Lovegrove paintings acquired by Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy

July 7, 2017 - garden totes

Lovegrove Gallery Gardens has announced a merger of 4 paintings by The Marietta Museum of Art Whimsy. Located in Sarasota, a museum has a flourishing repute for collecting and exhibiting culturally-significant, contemporary design that celebrates upbeat themes and dainty notions.

“We are really advantageous to have Leoma Lovegrove’s work in a permanent collection,” Marietta (Mary) Lee, a museum’s owner and curator, pronounced in a recover announcing a acquisition.

Lee pronounced she was captivated to a paintings since of their splendid and contented motifs and clever workmanship.

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Leoma Lovegrove’s “My Glamper” portrayal recently acquired by The Marietta Museum of Art Whimsy in Sarasota.

“Beach’n Ride” depicts a bicycle that Leoma Lovegrove once displayed in her possess botanical garden during her gallery on Matlacha Island.

The 4 paintings that Lee comparison for her museum come from Lovegrove’s “Florida Floats My Boat” series, that she embellished for Bealls in 2016. Images from a array seem on a horde of Bealls’ products, including tees, tanks and other tops; nightgowns; totes; beach umbrellas, chairs and towels; watches and jewelry; and various housewares. Like The Marietta Museum of Art Whimsy, Bealls fell in adore with Lovegrove’s bold, colourful colors and her supernatural ability to constraint in acrylic Southwest Florida’s active, healthy, water-based lifestyle. Today, Lovegrove’s images seem on millions of Bealls products, that are sole in any of a chain’s 74 brick-and-mortar Florida stores, as good as online.

Each of a paintings The Marietta Museum purchased measures 36 by 48 inches. “Our House” depicts a beach residence with dual cats in a yard. “Mozart” is a loyalty to a artist’s dear Moluccan cockatoo. “My Glamper” is desirous by Lovegrove’s colorfully wrapped, heading mobile art studio (which seemed on a cover of Summer, 2014 emanate of “Studios” magazine). “Beach’n Ride” depicts a bicycle that Lovegrove once displayed in her possess botanical garden on Matlacha Island.

Dedicated to “collecting, preserving and exhibiting works of artistic and dainty importance,” The Marietta Museum of Art Whimsy is usually open to a open between 1- 4 p.m., Thursday by Saturday, in season, that runs this year from Nov. 16, 2017, by May 27, 2018.

Located during 2121 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, a museum is identifiable by a 3 splendid pink, 1,200-pound flamingos that mount outward a opening and lauded for a lush, pleasant sculpture garden that facilities flocks of cosmetic flamingos as good as 3 swift pinkish pigs scheming to take flight. While acknowledgment is free, a non-profit museum does conclude a $5 concession per person. For some-more information, greatfully revisit www.whimsymuseum.org or write 941-364-3399.

Lovegrove is an impressionist-expressionist painter famous worldwide for her clear colorful paintings. A connoisseur of Florida’s prestigious Ringling School of Art + Design, Lovegrove creates her home on Matlacha Island, where she welcomes thousands of visitors any year to her gallery, general domicile and possess botanical gardens. Her work can be found in countless open and private collections via a United States and Europe, including a private collection of a White House in Washington, D.C. and a Presidential Library of George W. Bush in Dallas, Texas. Her picture of Jimmy Carter hangs in his Presidential Library in Atlanta, Georgia and that of Sir Richard Branson is displayed in a London domicile of Virgin Airlines. Her design has also graced a windows during Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Lovegrove has a respect and eminence of being a initial American to paint on a reproduction of Claude Monet’s floating studio in Giverny, France, and to vaunt work in Pierre Bonnard’s home in Vernon, France. Her mural, “The Catch of Matlacha Island,” greets visitors as a cranky a overpass onto a island, and her work is partial of a open art collections of both a city of Fort Myers and FGCU.

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