Jacob Lovett is an American artist most notably known for his contemporary western oil paintings. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas his work is heavily influenced by the western lifestyle and culture that has surrounded him since he was a kid. Although he does not wear the title cowboy his admiration for the ethos that they uphold to this day is what draws him to this subject matter.
Lovett grew up drawing throughout his youth and took a few art classes during his time at The University of Mississippi but it wasn't until he graduated from Ole Miss in 2017 that he started to recognize art as more than just a hobby.
In the spring of 2018, Lovett was approached by a friend to paint a commission piece for their family. Never painted before, he accepted this project without any proper training, purchased the required materials and looked up "How to Paint" on YouTube. After days of work he delivered them the finished piece. That moment led him to seek out proper training and went on to study under Laert Aleksi Xhaferi of Studio Sabka.
From 2018 to 2020, Lovett would take a few hours of weekly instruction at the studio, developing the skills and confidence needed to create on his own. After being let go from his corporate job during the 2020 pandemic, Lovett decided to go all in on his craft and in 2021 Lovett became a full time artist while simultaneously opening his shared studio space, Muse.
Today, Lovett works primarily in oil paints, with a focus in contemporary western subject matter, using old masters techniques in a minimalistic approach to achieve aesthetically clean, yet strikingly realistic compositions.
September 1st, 2023, Commerce Gallery, Lockhart, TX
2022 Blinders on Tour, The Gage Hotel, Marathon, TX
2021 8th Rising Star Exhibition, Turner House, Dallas, TX
2021 New Texas Talent XXVIII Exhibition, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2021 Beauty | Authenticity, Studio Sabka, Fort Worth, TX
2019 Liberated, Studio Sabka, Fort Worth, TX
2019 Room With A View, Studio Sabka, Fort Worth, TX
2018 Spellbound, Studio Sabka, Fort Worth, TX
Media & Publication
NBC5 Texas Today, Capturing the cowboy lifestyle with Jacob Lovett, August 2023
Southwest Art Magazine, 21 Under 31 | Young Artists to Watch 2023, August/September 2023
Fort Worth Report, Fort Worth artist saddles up for first solo exhibition as Fall Gallery Night approaches, August 2022
Artsy Scoop, Artist Spotlight - Jacob Lovett, Fort Worth, TX, February 2022
Rippie Writes, Fort Worth-based painter and Ole Miss Alum Jacob Lovett, MPW Digital Podcast, Dallas, TX, August 2021
Meet Jacob Lovett | Artist & Founder of Muse, Shoutout DFW, Dallas, TX, May 2021
Ep.1 Guest: Jacob Lovett, Artist & Founder of Muse, Cat of Many Colors Podcast, Fort Worth, TX, January 2021