Margaret Lovell D.Litt. Hon FRBS RWA British, b. 1939
‘My sculptures are inspired by organic, natural forms – such as plants, and the elements of sea and wind. A recurring theme and feature of my work are undulating planes with polished edges that suggest or define a movement through space; or often the sculptures consist of two individual forms in relationship to each other, striving to create a unified harmony.’
Margaret Lovell was born in Bristol in 1939 and studied at the West of England College of Art between 1956–60. She then went on to study at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, from 1960–62, where she won first and second prizes for sculpture, drawing and etching. From 1962–3, she studied on an Italian State Scholarship Award at the Academy of Fine Art in Florence.
Since the late 1950’s her sculpture has been exhibited extensively in the UK. She has enjoyed many solo shows, the first being in 1965 at the Marjorie Parr Gallery, London, including in 2009, at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. Her work was featured in the national touring show, ‘Unpopular Culture’, curated by the artist and ceramicist, Grayson Perry, from works selected from the Arts Council’s collection, and features in the show’s catalogue.
Margaret Lovell’s works are in many public and corporate collections throughout the UK Europe and the USA, including: City Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth; The Arts Council of Great Britain; University of London, and University of Southampton. Commissioned works include: sculpture for Barclay’s Bank Ltd, Bristol; 5-metre high sculpture for the Great Ouse Water Authority; World Sailing Championship Trophies for John Player & Son; sculptures for World Achievement Awards, Unilever.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, and a Member of the Royal West of England Academy.
PENWITH RHYTHMS: ANCIENT AND SACRED LANDSCAPECornwall’s Prehistoric landscape is the focus of this exhibition of guest artists’ works 23 Oct - 27 Nov 2021The dramatic landscape of west Cornwall has captured the imagination of writers and artists for three centuries, and now this ancient and sacred landscape is explored and celebrated anew in...
MARGARET LOVELL AT 82Exhibition of Bronze Sculptures by the Distinguished British Sculptor 12 Mar - 30 Apr 2021This special exhibition, celebrates the 82nd birthday of the eminent British sculptor Margaret Lovell D.Litt. Hon FRBS RWA with a selection of patinated, and polished cast bronze sculptures.
CORNUCOPIA9 Sep - 9 Nov 2017The award-winning Porthminster Gallery celebrates the rich autumnal bounty of original art with its latest curated selling show in St Ives. A ‘cornucopia’ of delights – a visual feast –...
Collect | Modern St Ives + British Art21 May - 25 Jun 2016A specially curated selling exhibition of collectable artworks by major St Ives and British names. The exhibition will also feature new sculptures by Margaret Lovell and Peter Hayes, and paintings...