The work of Howard Beach resident and renowned artist Madeline Lovallo is currently being shown at the Ozone Park district office of Council Member Eric A. Ulrich. Inspired by local scenery, Lovallo’s work includes a selection of oils on canvas ranging from the Carousel at Forest Park, shoreline images of Jamaica Bay and views from the sidewalks of Jamaica Avenue. The artist has completed works capturing Woodhaven Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach and Broad Channel.
Madeline Lovallo has rendered Broad Channel scenes in both watercolor and oils. The other week, she noticed renovations being done on one of the town's most picturesque blocks. The weather was right, so she rushed to the scene with easel in hand. Lovallo, like other artists, wants to capture the unique characteristics of Broad Channel before they disappear into modern anonymity.
Her work has been seen at the Rockaway Music and Arts Council Fall Festival in the past. Most recently, Lovallo included her paintings in "Arts On The Boards," a presentation by Rockaway Artist Alliance on the boardwalk the weekend of August 3. Look for her paintings at future exhibits in the Rockaway Artist Alliance Gallery on Beach 116 Street.
Madeline Lovallo has been painting for at least as long as her City Councilman Eric Ulrich ( R-Ozone Park) has been alive. Now, 14 of Lovallo's paintings, each showing a different scene from around or neat Ulrich's Southwest Queens council district, grace the walls of his office. Ulrich got the idea to hang her paintings after receiving a christmas card from Lovallo that featured one of the works. He said he needed decorations for his new office, and asked Lovallo if he could hang prints of her paintings. Lovallo, who continues to sell prints and postcards featuring her works, happily obliged.
I paint scenes from life that are comprised of bits and pieces of things that I see in my daily life. I can see one corner of a garden and then a single flower, and then combine them with other things to make an idealized garden.
My work evokes a great sense of nostalgia and the worlds I paint reflect my unique vision of idealized gardens and scenes from an earlier, simpler time. My paintings are brightly colored and joyful in nature. They are ideal for bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms.