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Lovelys has been providing a unique service to artists and art lovers since 1891. We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality bespoke framing service and showcase paintings, prints and limited editions from local and nationally acclaimed artists providing inspirational art to enhance your home.
Lovelys extensive Art and Craft department stocks everything for the artist and craft enthusiast and hosts demos and workshops throughout the year! In 2008 we were awarded Art retailer of the Year by The Fine Art Trade Guild after facing tough completion from many galleries and framers nationwide, some being multiple chains, to take the most prestigious award in the art industry.
We offer a diverse range of Art supplies. We are a Winsor & Newton Premier Art Centre, a Daler Rowney main stockist and stockists of other leading art brands including: Derwent, Faber Castell, Badger Air Brushes, Pro Arte, Pebeo, Bob Ross plus much more. We have extensive ranges of specialist papers, brushes and art books.
An Aladdin's cave of card making and scrap booking materials including products from Friskars, Woodware, Personal Impressions, Anitas, K & Company, Keepsake Boards, Flowersoft, Pergamano, X-cut range and much more. Now in stock: bead craft! Our highly knowledgeable staff can give help and advice at all times with all aspects of painting and craft.
We can give product and technical information and show you how to start painting and card making.
We are happy to offer advice and technical help on all our products, either by phone or email, if you require further information or are unsure what product is best for you.
You are assured of a warm welcome at Lovelys with expert friendly advice at all times.
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Phone: 01843 292757 Email: email@example.com
History of Lovelys
Lovelys gallery and art shop was established in 1891 by Mr Edward Lovely (pictured left). It is still owned and run by the Lovely Famil
Edward Lovely opened the first shop in Margate High Street. He was one of the first to import lengths of picture moulding from Gemany, a revolutionary step at the time. In 1912 a further shop was purchased next door to expand into selling art materials. In 1925 a futher shop opened in Ramsgate. Lovelys stayed open during two world wars despite the Margate shop being bombed. Edward's son Henry, also in the business, was a Master of the Fine Art Trade Guild and is believed to have designed the Trade logo, still used today. He met many famous artists including L.S.Lowry. Artist Walter Sickert also frequented Lovelys. In the 1950s Henry Lovely was fortunate to be asked to restore a painting attributed to Rubens. The present Northdown Road shop was purchased in 1951. Henry's son John joined the business afer training at the National Gallery. In 1970 the Margate and Ramsgate shops were sold and the Northdown Road site was considerably enlarged. The shop is now run by the fourth generation of the Lovely Family, Caroline.
Today Lovelys exhibits originals,limited editions and prints over two floors and offers a bespoke framing service in their own workshop. A picture cleaning and restoration service is also available. Why not try our free interior decor advisory service when we bring art out from the gallery in to your home or take advantage of our interest free payment scheme when purchasing art.
For more information about our framing and restoration service please click here.
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