About Maria Cherry Gallery - H.R. Lovell
H.R. Lovell is one of Tennessee's best kept secrets, who was officially titled"Tennessee's Artist in Residence" 2001-2003 by the State Senate's majority vote.
This honor encompasses a direct correlation between the artist of high creative standard and the audience that has recognized the artwork's credibility and strength. As quoted from Fanciose Gilot in the first chapter of "Life with Picasso", painting isn't an aesthetic operation; it's a form of passion designed as a mediator between this strange, hostile world, and us, a way of seizing the power by giving form to our terrors as well as our desires. As the official "Tennessee Artist in Residence",H.R. Lovell has expressed the spirit and assets of Tenessee through his many works of art, contributing to the outstanding talent in this state, and professional accomplishment in the creation of visual art. His artistry is not driven by the commercial pressures of today, but by and from a place within that is in complete conjunction to the raw, but exquisite photo-realism present in all of his paintings that seem to have the power to evoke many emotions.