Creator of original murals in London

About the artist

Kate is an experienced painter with murals in offices and corporate headquarters, shops and churches, gardens, bed and breakfasts, restaurants and hospitals, exhibition stands, clubs and hotels, as well as in many private houses and apartments. Kate’s technique of applying the painted canvas to walls, called marouflage, has been perfected.

All her hand-painted murals are personally designed in consultation with the client. She is assisted when necessary by her team of qualified artists.

Kate's first restaurant commission was for Mike Gottlieb at Smollensky's on the Strand in 1986. He was looking for a mural painter to paint in an Art Deco style: he was opening a vast basement restaurant in The Strand and wanted to make the very large bar look as if it were permanently full.
  • "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."

    Sally Richardson writing about Island Shangri La Hotel, Hong Kong in Departures Magazine.

  • "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."

    David Sandison in The Independent Newspaper.

  • "Kate Lovegrove's visual eye dictates a strong positive colour which she marries to clean bold lines of design"

    Liz Smith in Harpers and Queen.

  • "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".

    Country Living

  • "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."

    David Pearce in Blueprint.

  • "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."

    Sally Richardson writing about Island Shangri La Hotel, Hong Kong in Departures Magazine.

  • “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."

    Daphne Glyn Chairman of the Imperial Charity.

  • "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.”

    Kumiko Sato, assistant to Chikako Kora, Galerie Enatsu Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.

  • “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.

Commissioning a mural

More recently, murals have had a renaissance. Whether in the form of vinyl sticker murals, wallpaper murals or engaging a mural artist.

Consequently, if you are commissioning a mural artist to paint a personal mural for you, it is part of a long tradition. Murals continue to enhance the interiors of today. As a mural artist, placed in the centre of Eastern and Western mural painting traditions, Kate has developed mural painting techniques which incorporate trompe l’oeil, classical murals, decorative painting motifs and painting styles from other eras and nations.

She successfully combines these techniques (as with combining a classical mural, Tiepolo sky set in a trompe l'oeil surround) to produce murals that are decorative, technically correct and broadly reflect techniques of past traditions of mural painters and artists.

How to commission a mural - read more...

First step to comissioning a mural

 

Make contact with Kate by telephone or email.

Your project can be discussed on the telephone, with a meeting and visit to the site as the next stage.  At the site visit, subject matter, method of painting, and timescale are discussed as well as measurements made.  Good architectural drawings are required if the site is unfinished.

 

Subject matter for murals

The subject matter for the proposed mural can be the client's specific idea or initiative, or Kate will happily offer ideas; it often becomes an agreeable collaborative process between client and artist. The addition of personal touches is encouraged.

 

Cost

An estimated price can be given on the telephone before a visit if most of the details, such as size and an idea of subject, are known.

 

Sketches

Sketches for your mural will be made - often proposing more than one idea or scheme to choose from.

 

Payment

Two-stage or three-stage payment can be made.   BACS payment or a credit card can be taken. 

Commission a contemporary mural, or a mural depicting people

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Catherine Lovegrove Murals

Online shop for Kate's miniature trompe l'œil paintings, jigsaws and greeting cards07831 529 525kate@lovegrovemurals.com
Make Space Studios, Newnham Terrace, London SE1 7DR, UK
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