“Art Critic Estelle Lovatt FRSA has the experience of being on both sides of the canvas; having trained as a painter, read art history and as a gallery exhibition curator, Estelle is able to teach, judge and talk about works of art, from Cave Art to Banksy, with expert opinion.”

Estelle Lovatt is a freelance art critic for the BBC (radio and TV), Radio 2’s flagship arts programme ‘The Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman‘, as well as for various independent radio stations throughout Great Britain. She writes reviews for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Art of England magazine. And lectures at the Hampstead School of Art, London. She has also written art exhibition catalogues, including ‘Henry Moore at Work’, and ‘Isis’ Halcyon Gallery, London.

“Estelle Lovatt is very interesting, articulate, knowledgeable and passionate about art.”

“The people’s Art Critic.” Kevin O’Sullivan on talkRADIO

Contact Estelle Lovatt to speak at illustrated lectures, panels and media appearances.

Estelle Lovatt is a Univeristy of Arts London (UAL) professional art mentor.

Art Expert in Residence at the Mall Galleries

Great Paintings Of The World With Andrew Marr on Channel 5.

Andrew Marr tells the stories behind ten of the greatest paintings ever and I’m delighted to be one of the expert contributors giving my take on artists, art history and art throughout the 10 episodes. Watch here.

TEDxLondonBusinessSchool 2016 – April 29, 2016 @ The Royal Geographical Society – Estelle Lovatt: ‘The fun and irony in art‘. Watch video. 

Constable’s Hampstead Walk and Talk Tour – Walk in Constable’s footsteps, see where he lived, worked and painted his great iconic landscape masterpieces on Hampstead Heath and around NW3.

National Television
BBC Breakfast
BBC World News channel
Sky News
BBC TV local London regional news
ITV ITN regional news
Channel 4 News
Channel 5 – ‘7 Days That Made The Fuhrer’
Channel 5 – ‘Great Paintings Of The World’ with Andrew Marr
Al Jazeera TV
CNN International

National Radio
BBC Radio 2 Arts Show – Claudia Winkleman
BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine – ‘My Favourite Painting’ art programme
BBC Radio 2 Weekender – Matthew Wright
BBC Radio 4 – Six O’clock News programme, Today Programme and Front Row
LBC Radio
BBC Radio London 94.9fm
BBC Three Counties
BBC Southern Counties
BBC Wales
BBC Oxford
BBC Kent
BBC Scotland

International Radio
BBC World Service
BBC Radio Brazil
Spectrum International Radio
Canberra Radio Australia
American Radio Alaska

National Press
Evening Standard
The Independent
The Daily Express
The Daily Mirror

Local and Regional Press
Hampstead and Highgate Express
Jewish Quarterly
London Jewish News
Jewish Chronicle

International Press
The American Magazine
The Advocate, Boston USA

Arts and Business Press
Artists and Illustrators magazine
The Stage & Television newspaper
The Market magazine

Printmaking Today magazine
The Renaissance magazine
Art of England magazine

Books-Forewords/Catalogue Essays
Reduced Shakespeare Company ‘Reduced History of Art’ project, AAF, 2014
Alan Gouk, New Small Paintings, 2014, HSoA
Kelvin Okafor, Albemarle Gallery, 2014
Deborah Azzopardi, Cork Street, 2014
McAlpine Miller ‘MIRROR MIRROR’ 2014 & ‘Altered Images’ 2013, Washington Green Castle Fine Art
Jane McAdam Freud ‘Family Matters’, Gazelli Gallery, Mayfair, 2012
Simon Gudgeon, Isis sculpture Serpentine
Hyde Park, 2012
Martin Yeoman, Petleys Gallery Mayfair, 2011
Izabella Kay, Cork Street, 2011
Henry Moore at Work
Noa Lidor ‘Doubting Thomas’, Madrid
Osvaldo Mariscotti, New York
Hampstead Artist’ Council 50thAnniversary
Learn As You Colour Modern Art for Children
Frank Bowling ‘New White Paintings’, 2016

Judging, Hosting and Teaching
University of Arts London (UAL) professional art mentor
Critical Studies Advanced Creative Practice in Art and Design, Contextual Studies, Mary Ward Centre
Launching ‘Perspectives: Art, Inflammation & Me’ exhibition, Manchester 2015
Hosting Panel, Christmas Truce, Mall Galleries, 2014
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition judge, The Sunny Dupree Family Award for Female Artist prize, 2014
Open Up North, Judge, 2014
ING Discerning Eye, Judge, 2013
Panel Chair: Sex, Psychology & Art; Three Generations Of The Freud Family, Chichester Festival Theatre, 2012
Affordable Art Fair, official guide/lecturer
Cork Street Open, Mayfair
Camden Arts Centre
Hampstead School of Art
Azamara Journey Cruise, Art Lecturer

Murillo, RA critique prize winner Stowells Trophy Awards exhibition, Royal Academy

Education and Exhibitions
Drawing Course – Slade School of Fine Art UCL
Colour Course – Royal College of Art
Byam Shaw School of Art – BA Hons

Fine Art/LDAD
Harrow College – Fine Art Foundation
Summer Exhibition – Royal Academy
The Spirit of London Exhibition, Royal Festival Hall & Mall Galleries

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