I graduated with a B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1978. I currently have active memberships in The Oil Painters of America, The American Plains Artists and The National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society. I have studied with Martin Grelle, John Buxton and Bruce Greene. I currently sell western art originals and prints and I complete private commissions. I began drawing and painting memories of my childhood spent with my rodeo cowboy grandfather and my Native American grandmother. I started drawing characters of the old west sparked by the stories of my grandparents. After moving to Texas in 2008, my subjects include painting the relationships of African Americans, Native Americans and Mexican Americans in the development of the old west.
Loveless says, "I want to express more than aesthetic beauty alone and I want to amplify the aspirations of all Americans that have contributed to make this country one of the greatest ever."
I have worked as a graphic designer, package designer and illustrator; some of my clients include: FedEx, Ralston Purina, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Six Flags over Mid-America, Alka-Seltzer and Kentucky Fried Chicken. After freelancing as an illustrator, I opened Loveless Galleries and my wife and family of five; completed custom framing, sold prints and painted portrait commissions. I was included in the 2022 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition and the 2022 Who's Who in America publication as a fine artist.
I am eternally grateful for my historical colleagues that have contributed to ensure the regalia, weaponry and locations are correct for the era represented in my paintings. I received a purchase award from the Pearce Museum in Corsicana, Texas for my painting Old Town Road. I have also exhibited at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
In 1999, I married my beautiful wife, Yvette four months after meeting her. We have five talented children and fourteen grandchildren and counting!
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American Plains Artists Juried Exhibition - The Clyde Heron Award (Best Historical Depiction) - 2023
American Plains Artists Juried Exhibition - Pearce Museum (2024 Solo Show Award) - 2023
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Spring Associates Online Exhibition - 2023
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Fall International Online Exhibition - 2023
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Fall International Online Exhibition - 2022
Dutch Art Gallery - Second Place Award "Fresh Off The Easel" - 2022
Bosque Art Classic - 2022
Oil Painters of America National Exhibition - 2022
Top 10 Finalist New Western Talent Show of Western Gallery - 2022
2022 - Who’s Who in America as a Fine Artist
2022 – Pearce Museum Purchase Award for Permanent Collection
2022 – Published in Art of the West Magazine
2022 - Pearce Museum Texas Invitational Exhibition
2021 - Oil Painters of America Third Place Spring Online Showcase
2021 - National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibition Entry
2021 - Pearce Museum Texas Invitational Exhibition
2020 -Bosque Classic Art Show National Exhibition
2019 - Boldbrush Painting Competition Top 15% FAV Exhibition - September
2020 - Boldbrush Painting Competition Top 15% FAV Exhibition – August
2019 - Boldbrush Painting Competition Top 15% FAV Exhibition - July
2019 - Boldbrush Painting Competition Top 15% FAV Exhibition – July
2019 - Boldbrush Painting Competition Top 15% FAV Exhibition – May
2019 - Boldbrush Painting Competition Top 15% FAV Exhibition – March
2015 – Texas Visual Art Association; Honorable Mention
2015 – Allen Arts Festival; Published in the Star Local Media
2013 – Lake Granbury Art Association; Honorable Mention
2012 – Park Cities Presbyterian Church National Exhibition People’s Choice Award, Dallas, TX
2012 – Oil Painters Of America; Spring Online Exhibition
2006 – National Exhibition, San Bernadino, CA
2003 – Published in Ebony Magazine; Johnson Publications
2002 – Portfolio Gallery; The Visions Show, St. Louis, MO
2000 - Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to initiate the first prison artist program in the state of Illinois
1998 - For the Children Art Fair – Best of Show
1976 - Regional University and College Designer Merit Award
2002 – Art Expo International Exhibition; New York, NY
2000 – Portfolio Gallery; The Visions Show; St. Louis, MO
2001 – Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts
2001 – Portfolio Gallery; Epiphany “An Invitational”; St. Louis, MO
2001 – Diversity Gallery; An Exhibition of Art
1998 – For The Children Art Fair; Best of Show; St. Louis, MO
1996 – Vaughn Cultural Center; Group Show; St. Louis, MO
I enjoy sharing the begging stages of my paintings by sharing the process with my Facebook and Instagram followers. They are so helpful in giving me comments on the process of my work and I am excited to share with them the final painting.
For several years, my wife, Yvette and I sang through the weekdays at senior center facilities to sing, dance, do comedy and give the residents entertainment to brighten their days. On the weekends, Yvette and I managed an seven-piece cover band named: More Love Band. We performed at corporate events, weddings, receptions, awards programs and private parties. When COVID-19 struck our country, we were deeply affected as well and unfortunately had to disband the group. Since then, I have devoted myself to painting full time.
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, I was honored to receive a Second Place award for my 30" x 40" painting "With Roosevelt in Cuba 1898". The art showing, "Fresh Off The Easel" was sponsored at The Art Dutch Gallery in Dallas, TX. Dutch Gallery was also celebrating 56 years in business.
I am so honored that my art business was displayed and a cover story created about my art in the December 2022-January 2023 issue of Humani Magazine. HUMANI is a print and online magazine dedicated to supporting and educating humanitarians around the world about many subjects, including the arts. I am honored to be featured in his magazine.
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My wife, Yvette Loveless, and I have previously owned a gallery in Saint Louis, Missouri USA for three years. We will make sure you are pleased with your artwork. All of our inventory of prints are prepared by Graphik Dimensions and Bay Photo. Both have flawless reputations in the printing industry. We will honor your return or exchange of artwork that does not meet your approval within one month of delivery.
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