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About Rich Lovato

Art is a life-long pursuit for any artist, as a mostly self-taught artist Rich Lovato has a passion for this pursuit, liking all media he tends to focus mostly on oil painting, AKA The Queen of All Media. His island home since 2012 is Maui, Maui offers endless inspiration for subject matter it is a constant source of both distraction and beauty, a nice combination for a painter. He prefers to show familiar scenes and likes to place people in paintings to give a sense of experiencing the moments, using a somewhat realistic approach with a bit of impressionism. Some of his favorite artists are Zorn, Sargent, Sorolla, Fechin, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, plus many living artists as well. 
Rich is an associate member of Oil Painters of America, and has been a past member of both the Pastel Society of the West Coast and Sierra Pastel Society. Rich has won over a dozen awards for his pastel work and one best of show awarded at an SPS members show.