Steven Lovatt is certainly not shy about trying new techniques and has produced fabulous work in steel, ceramic, fibreglass and now bronze.
Born in Newcastle and now living in Staffordshire, Steven delights and entrances his audience who instinctively lean towards his pieces, wanting to touch and become part of his world of imagination.
Japanese balloon twister and shaper Masayoshi Matsumoto focussed Stevens attention on what creativity is all about and there are no pretentions about his fluid, sinuous and often spectacular pieces. "Doing what I do brings happiness both to me and my collectors. It draws upon a symbol of happiness embedded in our collective psyche from our formative years, themes of childrens parties and simple pleasures. What more validation do I need?".
Nothing appears to restrict Steven, he just wants to make us smile what a lovely and uncomplicated approach to art!
He celebrates the female form in his calm and beautiful sculptures. Inspired by Henry Moore his abstract pieces are undefined and impersonal - one might say "they leave nothing for the mind yet leave everything for the eyes and mind to feast upon".