Born in 1954, Stephen Lovatt is a Bristol based artist and a Fine Art graduate of Norwich School of Art. His paintings are composed in his studio from the curios he has collected over a lifetime. Isolated players, they face each other across the stage, relationships suggested but not confirmed. The study of 17th century masters of still-life such as Adriaen Coorte and Juan Sánchez-Cotán has been an influence, as have 20th century exponents of representational painting, in particular Tristram Hillier, Edward Wadsworth and Christian Schad.
A highly disciplined painter Stephen Lovatt produces work in which his meticulous observation, carefully manipulated effects of light and smooth brushstrokes, all add to the artifice of his enigmatic tableaux.
Stephen Lovatt is an elected member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA) since 2003.
His work has been accepted by the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, and the Royal West of England Academy.