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 an easel in hand. Lovallo, like other artists, wants to capture the unique characteristics of Broad Channel before they disappear into modern anonymity.
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.
In 2015, Madeline Lovallo had the honor of having her own one-woman show, A 40-Year Journey: Capturing her Communities - Past and Present at Resorts World Casino. The show exhibited forty years’ worth of Madeline’s artistic journey. As she has painted her way through her communities, Madeline Lovallo has become one of the most beloved artists in her area.