Kathryn Elisabeth Lovejoy

Born Boroko, Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 14th November 1967  

I am Australian, born in Papua New Guinea. I studied  for 10 years under the guidance of Australian Artist ‘ Glen Gillard ~ Former President of The Royal Queensland Art Society Inc. Brisbane, Australia.

I have been a practicing artist since 1979.

My work shows tribal influences from my early childhood years living in Papua New Guinea. Some people also claim to have seen influences of Escher, Dali, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Poster Edge and Gothic styles. I am a  member of The Style File ‘An Australian Book Illustrators Showcase’ http://thestylefile.com and The New Australian Bookplate Society of NSW http://bookplatesociety.org.au. I specialise in illustration and ex-libris design, and I am currently studying the art of cartooning. Early into 2018, I find myself with exciting new projects, including the illustration of a delightful new Children’s Book of Poems by Mala Anthony-Ranu, Author of ‘The Indira Poems’.

I love Australian beaches, sunshine, swimming in the surf & my quiet times bush-walking and dreaming…..


My Art Life and PUBLICATIONS :

2017 Penguin Random House Australia and The Australian Society of Authors hold a Silent Auction Event for ‘Sparkle’ ~ Raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

The Wilderness Society announces : The Cassowary’s Gift is shortlisted for the 2017 Environment Award for Children’s Literature.

Children’s Literature ‘The Cassowary’s Gift’ published July 2016 by Little Steps Publishing ~ Author: Pam Skadins, Illustrated by Kathryn Lovejoy, REVIEW.

2015, Portugal, 19TH INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY EX-LIBRIS ARTISTS`26 Modern Women Bookplate Designers by Artur Mario Da Mota Miranda` Portugal ~ text in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Publication directed by Artur Mário da Mota Miranda, Portugal. Dedication, list of artists and acknowledgments.

03′ 2015, POLAND, Olesnicka Biblioteka Publiczna, International Exhibitor for chosen artists to present ex-Libris works inspired by the theme ‘Roads to Freedom’.

` One Word One Day ` charity event for Indigenous Literacy Foundation ~ Artwork ‘Sparkle’ June 2014 – Venue : The Edge, State Library of Queensland.

Art Expo NEW YORK, Pier 94 N Y C, April 4 – 6 2014, Exhibitor.

FISAE International Ex-Libris Congress, Tarragona SPAIN 21-28 April 2014, exhibit Personal Ex-Libris commissioned by Mr Andrew G. Peake, South Australia.

‘Dreamscapes’ 14 Dec 2013 – 15 Jan 2014, Tree Frog Gallery, Maleny QLD, Exhibition.

‘Sydney’ artwork published, Important World Artists Volume # 1, Santa Barbara CA in 2013 by World Wide Art Books Inc.

The Leader News, July 24 2013, ‘ Kogarah Library, Kathryn’s ex-libris art on show with The New Australian Bookplate Society of New South Wales, Australia.

Art published Santa Barbara CA, 2013, ‘ International Contemporary Masters Volume 7 ‘ by World Wide Art Books.

The 2013 Young Heart ART SHOW, Kathryn donates work for ‘ Variety the Children’s Charity ‘ showing 8th March 2013, at Jugglers Art Space Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD Australia.

Published Australian Artist Magazine, Issue # 341, November 2013.

Kathryn’s ex-libris published in 2012 ‘ Bookplate Artists and Their Bookplates ‘ by Andrew G. Peake, published by Tudor Australia Press, Dulwich, South Australia.

‘ Suki Art ‘ Exhibition, Petrie Terrace Gallery of RQAS Brisbane Australia, showing 6 – 20 JUNE 2012.

OUTthere Magazine + Regional Business Review, Issue # 94, The inflight magazine of Skytrans April/May 2012, Interview by Lynn Reinacher.

State Library of Queensland collect Kathryn’s Ex-Libris art Nov 2011.