About the artist

My  name is Christine Lovelock and I live in North Devon. I paint mainly in pastels and acrylics, but sometimes also in oils or watercolour.
I paint mainly from memory, trying to recapture certain moments of intense experience, usually connected with the weather and the changing light in the landscapes that I know best.
Christine Lovelock
Photo taken July 2009

My boots
My mudrock walking boots,
The boots on the left were made for my 2007 Exhibition, "A walk round Devon". Most of my paintings grow out of walks that I do in the countryside, which is the source of my inspiration

 Before becoming an artist, I was a writer, and before that an athlete. The photo on the left was taken, with two of my children,  a few weeks before I won the World Veteran`s 10K Road Race Championships. I competed at distances from 800 metres to 10 miles, up to international standard, and was South Western champion many times, (under my former married name). I have three children, David, Jane and Ben, now adults, and also a step-daughter, two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

In the last few years I have been running the campaign to Save Manning's Pit, a beautiful piece of Devon countryside, and had little time to paint. Perhaps now we have succeeded I will find time to paint again, but I also have another project to work on first.

Christine Lovelock
With two of
my children when
they were young

With David Bellamy (artist)and
                  David Bellamy (botanist)
In Wales, with David Bellamy
(artist) and Professor David
Bellamy (botanist)

In February 2005 I set up the Artists Against Wind Farms website
  which shows work by artists from all over Britain and the rest of the world. Artists who have contributed include Bernard Dunstan RA, Diana Armfield RA, Roger Cecil, David Bellamy, Jenny Keal, Phil Epp (USA) Grahame Sydney (NZ) Keith Stelling (Canada) Marion Chapman (Australia) Paul Bloomer (Shetlands) and many others. 


July, landscape near Torrington

Trees on the road to
Trees on the road
 between Okehampton
and  Jacobstowe

Past Exhibitions
Solo Exhibitions at the Plough Arts Centre, the Queen`s Theatre, the Flying Fish Gallery,  Beaford Arts Touring Scheme, etc.
Many Group Exhibitions at locations such as RHS Rosemoor, North Devon Hospital,  Salar Gallery, etc.

Links to artists:

David Bellamy and Jenny Keal
see above regarding their fight to save our wildest places

Brenda Jet -  Art Trek originator, and my collaborator on the 2006 Art Bid Auction

Julie Wilson - my second cousin, who also likes painting trees

I would like to thank the Second Chance Trust and Face2Face IT for help with the setting up of this website. I would also like to thank the Vivian Moon Foundation and Prime for their help as well.

Links to organisations whose aims I support

The Dartmoor Preservation Association
The Ramblers
Country Guardian
The CPRE/Devon
North Devon Women`s Aid
Conservation of Upland Powys
Cambrian Mountains Society