Art Brokerage: Kent Lovelace American Artist: b. 1953. Kent Lovelace was born in 1953 and raised in the eastern hills of the San Francisco bay area. He was educated as an artist in Colorado, Chicago and Seattle. While developing his career as a professional artist, Kent also founded and developed Stone Press Editions where he created his own original lithographs and worked as a master printmaker and publisher for many well known artists including Dale Chihuly, Robert Bateman and Jacob Lawrence. Lovelace, who was familiar with copper plates from his many years as a printmaker, now uses them as “canvases” for his oil paintings. Painting on metal with oil glazes is a technique dating from the 15th C. Renaissance in Europe, but is uncommon in contemporary painting. The artist combines the reflective quality of the copper with the vehicle of oil to create luminous, atmospheric paintings with a strong physical presence. Lovelace says, “I find myself drawn to land that has been cultivated continuously for thousands of years, where people seem to live in harmony with nature away from the intrusions of modern technology.” He has traveled extensively throughout Ireland, France and Italy where he finds inspiration for his work. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.