Bealls Department Store has partnered with Matlacha artist Leoma Lovegrove on an exclusive collection of tees featuring Lovegrove's colorful Florida motifs. Now the artist is visiting local Bealls outlets to autograph and paint T-shirts live.
"Our last two live painting events have been so much fun," Lovegrove said yesterday in announcing that she'll be the Bealls in the Gateway Shoppes in Naples from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 8 for an acquaint-and-paint event. "I'd love nothing more than for you to come on out to say hi and see this vibrant collection for yourself. I'll be autographing and painting T-shirts live!"
While at Bealls you can also get a fun Leoma-tized snapshot taken behind her trademark glasses. The store is located at 13585 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34110.
"Bealls is committed to bringing fresh and unique merchandise to our customers," states Bealls' Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Sean Sondreal. "We are thrilled to partner with Leoma in an exclusive collection. Ms. Lovegrove's striking depictions of our Florida lifestyle make her collection a perfect addition to our Women's Department."
Available in tees, Lovegrove's hand-painted renditions of Florida life include sea life, birds and Florida landscapes bursting with tropical color, vibrant tones and brilliant hues.
Lovegrove has gained notoriety for her splashy impressionist style and vivid color palette. Her love of Florida has been instrumental in her designs, and has encourage tourism throughout the state. Her paintings have attracted both national and international attention and can be found hanging on the walls of movie stars and United States presidents alike. Lovegrove maintains her studio, gallery and botanical gardens in picturesque Matlacha, an historic fishing community turned artists enclave that serves as the gateway to Pine Island.
Bealls Department Stores is a division of Bealls, Inc. Privately-held since opening in 1915, the Bradenton-based retail store now operates more than 540 outlets in 17 states under the names of Bealls, Bealls Outlet and Burke's Outlet. For more information on Bealls, please visit www.BeallsFlorida.com.
"If you can't make this event, stay tuned," Leoma adds. "We'll be touring more Bealls through out Southwest Florida soon!"