“Kate is the most talented artist – this is of course completely obvious from looking at her work – but what everyone should know is that she is imaginative, sensitive, inspirational, dedicated and above all FANTASTIC FUN to work with.
Whilst working on a large restaurant job in London I fell across Kate by chance. She took an outline brief and from that painted a series of pictures to decorate a wall behind a huge raised stage area, a staircase up to a gallery and the walls of the gallery itself. The pictures ranged from delicate and beautiful pastoral scenes to amusing vignettes of a Belle Epoque style restaurant in Paris. All of them perfectly lovely and delivered on time and on budget.
Anyone would be mad not to use her.”
Robert Carter. The Felbrigg Design Company Limited
We have been lucky enough to be able to commission Kate on two occasions to paint murals for hotel projects – one for a casino in Azerbaijan and one for the Lobby of a London hotel – and she did a fantastic job in both cases! She is the consummate professional – highly organised as well as perceptive in interpreting the client’s wishes – and a complete pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Caroline Riddick – Project Art Ltd.
Kumiko Sato, assistant to Chikako Kora, Galerie Enatsu Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.” We are happy to send you the photographs taken in Hakodate St. Maria Church. It is truly a beautiful and gorgeous church with many splendid works of art, such as your paintings. Please accept our appreciation for your kind cooperation”
Daphne Glyn Chairman of the Imperial Charity. “Catherine Lovegrove worked with the Arts Committee of St. Mary’s Hospital in the capacity as a brilliant restorer of two floors of Bridget Riley paintings. She worked with Riley’s cooperation and advice firstly in 2000 and then again in 2008 using the original paints.
About Bridget Riley by Daphne Glyn. The Bridget Riley Murals St Mary’s Hospital is exceptionally privileged to incorporate one of Miss Riley’s most remarkable works designed to give character & life to anonymous spaces.
Miss Riley needs little introduction. Famous since 1960 for her pioneering exploration of the possibilities of optical illusion and colour association. Her work is represented in major museums and art collections throughout the world. She has been awarded CBE in 1972 and a Companion of Honour(CH) in 1999 – amongst painters only David Hockney and Lucian Freud have this rare honour. Miss Riley valued the restoration that Catherine Lovegrove achieved on both occasions.”
Sally Richardson writing about Island Shangri La Hotel, Hong Kong in Departures Magazine. “Catherine Lovegrove’s murals are attracting world wide attention following the recent completion of her most prestigious commission… she has been painting paradise for her patrons… Whatever your Shangri-la, she can paint it.”
House and Garden writing about Smollensky’s on the Strand. “Alongside the bandstand has been inserted a vast mural by Catherine Lovegrove of a slightly risqué 1930’s nightclub. Gertie Lawrence types with snooty expressions can only add to the scene.”
David Pearce in Blueprint. “Catherine Lovegrove applies her artistic talents to spectacular designs for murals. She equally at home painting with acrylics or oils. and her versatile style lends itself to any atmosphere, period or place.”
Country Living. “Catherine (Kate) Lovegrove readily admits that she is not opposed to plagiarism. A well established muralist, she draws on everything and everyone for her subject matter. She started taking comissions while still at art school in London and has built up a studio and a reputation for always following a brief closely. Her work is extremely detailed and the style chosen for a project is usually influenced by a certain painter favoured by her clients or by past commissions in her portfolio, ranging from cave paintings to orientalism”
Liz Smith in Harpers and Queen. “Kate Lovegrove’s visual eye dictates a strong positive colour which she marries to clean bold lines of design”
David Sandison in The Independent Newspaper. “Hilton London Paddington, as it (The Great Western Royal Hotel) is now known, was opened by the Duke of Edinburgh yesterday. its classical façade has been restored and its interior renovated to recall its art deco period. Platform 1, a new mural by Kate Lovegrove in the 1920’s style, graces the landing between the main lobby and the Grand Ballroom.”