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alibro
Feb 20, 2010, 08:18 AM
Hello Everyone!
I have a beautiful large colourful painting with lots of gold colour too - think it an oil painting - of four females playing musical instruments - signature appear to say C. Loft -does anyone know anything about this artist C. Loft? Or have any paintings by C. Loft that are similar?
I googled and found very little information - there is a C. Loft and a painting sold in S. Africa - but it seems totally different from mine - perhaps there is another C. Loft

dan9969
Mar 19, 2010, 12:28 PM
I too have a C. Loft painting, of a man and woman reclining on a futon. It is a modern art type of painting. Have you found anything more about C. Loft?

gpear
Mar 30, 2010, 09:02 AM
I too have a painting by C. Loft. South France setting (maybe?) of oceanside villa. I can't find anything much on this artist, but would love to know more. I'm in Tulsa, OK. Where are you others located? I'm wondering if C. Loft is local to the region.

gpear
Mar 30, 2010, 09:02 AM
I too have a painting by C. Loft. South France setting (maybe?) of oceanside villa. I can't find anything much on this artist, but would love to know more. I'm in Tulsa, OK. Where are you others located? I'm wondering if C. Loft is local to the region.

Jellybabe
Jan 9, 2011, 06:23 AM
Also have C Loft oil - also looks llike South of France. Any further info on artist?

bribiebell
Feb 18, 2011, 08:27 PM
I also have a CLoft oil piainting original, its of a Man & Woman standing at the bottom of a long walkway with coastal villas and gardens on the left and oceanside on there right of the path with a peir. CLoft is signed in red on the bottom right. Its painted on canvas board. If only I knew what the C stands for. Male?Female? Artist. I am from Australia

seeker5812
Jul 8, 2011, 09:50 AM
The name is CLOFT not C. Loft... check this web address:
http://www.outercapeartauctions.net/past%20auctions/21603.htm

Scroll down to 190

Hope this will help you.

Mickig555
Sep 14, 2011, 03:05 PM
Hey has anyone found any information on this artist yet? I just acquired a beautiful painting of waves signed by C. LOFT all capital letters in red on the right lower corner. It is either Oil on Canvas or Acrylic on Canvas. I really think it is oil.. but, I cannot find any information about the name of this piece or who C. LOFT is.. I know there is an artict CLOFT.but I do think these are 2 different people. On line I see a few with the red signature to the lower right like mine. (same artist) I also seen some where the signature is on the left lower corner in eiether black or dark blue. BUT cant tell if it is the same signature. ANY help is appreciated. THANKS..

alibro
Sep 14, 2011, 04:15 PM
Hello
No I have not got any more information about painting I have and artist who I am sure says C. Loft.
I did get a message saying name is Cloft and not C. Loft.
However when I keep looking at the signature I am very sure it C. Loft.
Signature in the painting I have is at bottom right of picture and is in red too.
I been in contact with few art dealers but they too have come to a dead end.
I always hope that one day the actual artist sees our messages and shed some light about himself or herself.

Mickig555
Sep 14, 2011, 04:27 PM
Well thanks for replying Alibro... sounds like we have the same artist. =) My picture is of waves.. I have taken a picture of it along with the signature and submitted it to a few sites.. BUT no luck. I can't even find another picture with Waves from this artist. Seems like he or she paints a lot of different scenes, does not stick with a theme like most artist do. So that is interesting to me. Good Luck in your search. If I find anything helpful I will post.

deezire11
Nov 21, 2011, 10:18 AM
hi I have a oil painting of a cottage in the countryside near woodland. By c loft nice little oil painting.8''x 5''
does anyone recognise this artist or media.I don't have any information.thank you

alibro
Nov 21, 2011, 11:51 PM
Hi
I don't have any information about C Loft at all.
That why I put my question like yours in.
It good to know that there are a few of us who want to know more about the artist.
Good luck if you get any information at all.

rnoss
Dec 10, 2011, 08:04 AM
I just bought a C. Loft painting at a yard sale (I got it for $5 and it's a gorgeous painting, probably the best deal I've found on art) and found this page while trying to figure out who he/she was. Mine is acrylic on canvas, signature is red in all caps on the bottom right corner. The scene is a river in the autumn, looking down the stream with trees on either side. The colors suggest New England, but that might just be my bias. I'm in Massachusetts, a few miles North of Boston.

rnoss
Dec 10, 2011, 08:05 AM
I just bought a C. Loft painting at a yard sale (I got it for $5 and it's a gorgeous painting, probably the best deal I've found on art) and found this page while trying to figure out who he/she was. Mine is acrylic on canvas, signature is red in all caps on the bottom right corner. The scene is a river in the autumn, looking down the stream with trees on either side. The colors suggest New England, but that might just be my bias. I'm in Massachusetts, a few miles North of Boston.

lvcurrier
Apr 8, 2012, 03:02 PM
Did you ever find an answer to your question? I just bought a painting by C. Loft and it was of women in a café, very bright and vibrant colors, modern style. I haven't receive it yet, but it looks gorgeous. I notice there are paintings that are both of women, modern with vibrant colors and others that are country scenes in subtle colors. My is signed C. Loft in red in the lower right hand corner. I am very intrigued by this painter. The art is all over the world. But I question if it is the same artist since the subjects are so different, but they have the same name.

alibro
Apr 9, 2012, 12:50 AM
Hi

No I have not had any answer to my question. I agree with you as to whether it is the same artist. Mine is picture of 4 women playing musical instruments in modern, strong and vibrant colours too.

I wish the artist or artists would look into 'Ask Me' and answer for us!

lvcurrier
Apr 9, 2012, 06:36 AM
What part of the country/world did you buy yours? I just ordered mine from Florida. I'll have to ask where they got it from. It does seem that ours are similar in subject. What I find the most odd is his/her stuff is all over the world (assuming they are the same artist). I asked one vendor who was selling a more traditional piece and they recalled the artist being a student of master painter from the San Francisco Bay area. He's owned the 'tradtional' painting some years and threw out the info. I asked several other vendors and none know of him/her. One vendor was selling a piece that seemed to be a replica from Gustav Klimt and she guessed the artist was more of a 'copycat', replicating famous paintings, but really had no idea. It intrigues me that someone of that talent would stay hidden and keep himself unknown. I would love to hear from others that also own paintings by C. Loft, what the style is, and where they bought it.

alibro
Apr 9, 2012, 03:28 PM
I bought my picture in Greece - while on holiday there back in 2002. If the painting I have is a copy I would be very surprised - as the material the painting is on does not feel like paper, but I am no expert!

lvcurrier
Apr 10, 2012, 10:29 AM
Wow, Greece! I didn't mean to imply that yours wasn't original... the one seller told me she thought C. Loft liked to copy the works of master painters, rather than creating something unique. Either way, his paintings are originals made by him. I wish he/she would make himself known so as to solve the mystery. So, these paintings have turned up in Greece, US, England, S. Africa and New Zealand. I would love to hear from others who own his/her paintings and tell us where they bought it, when they bought it and what the subject is.

alibro
Apr 10, 2012, 11:35 AM
That OK, I was not offended in any way.
Like you I do want to know more about this artist and see all paintings that has been drawn by this artist.
I get frustrated when I hit a brick wall whenever I surf for this artist online with name or key words.
Also over years whenever I past an art shop / display / museum I keep a look out to see if I have copy or find other paintings by this C. Loft - and I can't help thinking I must have an original!
Oh well, one can only hope!
Hope other people who have paintings by C. Loft replies to you with where / when / subject...

luvthisforum
May 5, 2012, 03:56 PM
I recently acquired what I belieIve to be an original by: C. Long. The woman who sold it to me said her husband bought it to hang in his office from a student artist of Russian descent. It makes sense due to the subject matter being 2 young Russians with cossak's on. (russian hats). I also bought 2 other pieces from her that are different artist's yet all 3 are on the same canvas material with the same paper framing, of which her husband at the time bought the three from students. Hope this helps. Thanks, Stephanie

lvcurrier
May 6, 2012, 05:48 AM
I recently aquired what I belieIve to be an original by: C. Long. The woman who sold it to me said her husband bought it to hang in his office from a student artist of Russian descent. It makes sense due to the subject matter being 2 young Russians with cossak's on. (russian hats). I also bought 2 other pieces from her that are different artist's yet all 3 are on the same canvas material with the same paper framing, of which her husban at the time bought the three from students. Hope this helps. Thanks, Stephanie

The artist we are referring to is 'C. Loft', not 'C. Long'. Thanks.

ivapple
Jul 1, 2012, 09:04 PM
Hi,
I am another person who is looking for the same artist. Funny how many people have painting from C. Loft and have no idea who he or she is. I purchased mine today at estate sale for $15 from sweet lady. She told me that she purchased the painting at auction for $275 , didn't wanted to sell it nut had to.
My painting has a name "bicycle" . It looks like street in Europe (maybe Italy) , there is a house and bicycle is leaning on front wall. Beautiful painting , vibrant colors. Love it.

lvcurrier
Jul 2, 2012, 07:20 AM
How neat! $15--what a deal. How large is it? Did she say how long she owned it or where she bought it? Are your from the US? Mine is interesting--at first, when I looked at it, it appeared to be just an oil painting but, when I look at it now, it looks different. There is glitter all over it, the canvas has a pattern to it and I wonder if some type of ink was used. It's definitely a painting (as there is raised paint), but I wonder how it was created (I'm no art expert). Would love to see a picture (is the signature in red at the lower right?). I have seen no new paintings added to Ebay for months. I wonder if he is using a fake name, or has many fake names. To be that talented yet have so few pieces out there, and be anonymous, seems odd to me. I would love to take mine out of the frame to examine all of it, but it is so beautifully framed,so I won't. Congratulations on your find!

ivapple
Jul 2, 2012, 09:15 AM
The painting itself (without frame) is 7.5" x 9.5". Signature is red but in bottom left corner. She didn't tell me how long she had it. I don't know where exactly she bought it except that it was purchased at auction.
I live in Maryland and I found it while visiting Arlington, Virginia.
Mine is definitely painting and it makes me even think, that in some places on picture he or she used sand mixed in paint. It has that kind of look. It might just be the paint, but it's pretty neat.
I don't think personally that the person is using fake name, there is even chance that the person is not alive anymore. How often it happens that someone is talented artist , has lot of his art and then dies. Family just sells the stuff to make some money and here you go - beautiful paintings all over the world and nobody knows who he or she is. Who knows. :-)
Btw mine has beautiful frame too. Just the frame had to cost lot.
( sorry for not using professional terms. English is my second language :-))))

ivapple
Jul 2, 2012, 09:22 AM
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lvcurrier
Jul 2, 2012, 10:18 AM
Very, very pretty (as is the frame). The person is definitely very talented, whoever he/she is. And that is the exact signature as all the others I have seen. Have you looked on Ebay? There isn't as many on as at one time, but the subject matter is so varied. From very traditional Mediterrean settings with soft colors, to very vibrant, colorful paintings of women. I don't know much about art, but have been told that the women paintings are in the Style of Tarkay or Maimon. I don't know if he copies famous works. All I know is that the artist is very talented and I wish, if the person were alive, would come forward to solve the mystery. You are VERY lucky to have found that at an estate sale for such a low price. Please keep us posted if you find out any info and we will do the same.

mandgm
Jan 12, 2013, 03:36 PM
I too have a beautiful painting from this artist signed in the lower right corner (in red) C Loft. The scene is an ocean with sailboats and the patio of a villa with a town in the background. I found this same artwork on Google images for c loft. I bought this painting about 20 years ago in New Orleans. Didn't pay much-don't remember. I was wondering if there have been any new discoveries on the artist. It's pretty neat that his artwork is in so many different places all over the world.

rwcawley
Jan 30, 2013, 09:37 PM
I purchased a painting by C Loft in Key West, Floriday in 2000. I bought it from a vendor on the street who told me the artist is Catherine Loft and she is a local painter. No way to know if this is true. My painting is an oil painting, black background with women picking ?fruit? - lots of vibrant colors. It is my favorite painting and I continue to search the internet to see if I can find additional C Loft paintings. Would love to find another painting. C. Loft, where are you?

mkbraman
Feb 3, 2013, 02:08 PM
Hi everyone - new to this site. Found it by searching for a painting I just bought about an hour ago at the Goodwill for $6 - a wonderful original C Loft painting, of 2 colorful, slender female models surrounded by abstract figures. On the back are stickers saying that it was purchased at Art On The Docks in Tarpon Springs FL. Maybe they can answer who this artist is. Mine measures 20"x24". Can you post photos on here or mention sites where you can place photos? I would to see some of this artist's other paintings & share mine.

pfigueroa
Feb 16, 2013, 11:29 AM
Hi everyone, I'm new, and I have the same question; my art have like 3 egiptian women, with beautiful colors.

lafolle717
May 15, 2013, 06:43 PM
We also have a C Loft painting: a large one, framed. My mom said it was of a famous site in Florida where an explorer landed. According to my son, my mom knew the artist. Mom and Dad lived half the year in Fla. My mother took painting lessons there and also did quite a bit of painting. She supposedly traded paintings with this artist. But, I'm afraid we never paid attention and now both of my parents are gone and we can find nothing. I'm going to look through my mom's papers and see if I can find any more info.

andrew6046
Jul 28, 2013, 07:15 AM
This is so interesting! I have a 16x20 oil on canvas, antique frame by this artist. Greece or south of France villa on the water.Red signature in bottom right. I bought mine @ auction in a box for $70. I am in Canada. The mystery continues.

compass045
Sep 10, 2013, 12:16 PM
MY name is Patrick and I have a rendition of repunzle it is very large and has medeteranian villa and churches in background signed C Loft in red bottom left corner canvas is very dark grey this leads me to think it is very old I'm guessing artest died on us long ago as mine was found in an old country barn in a tube

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rosiet
Sep 17, 2013, 05:53 PM
I too have a picture by c.loft. The subject is two women sitting at a café table. Vibrant colors. The canvas is held to the frame with some duck tape.
Don't know who put it on. I bought it at a consignment shop in palm coast, fl. And the owner had no idea either. I paid $100. It was $40 at first but she said a man came in and saw it and told her it was an original so she changed the price. I am going to ask her if she remembers who that man is and see what he knows.
I will put a pic up tomorrow, if not tonight.

rosiet
Sep 17, 2013, 06:15 PM
This is strange. I looked at eBay and my same painting is there. The two women at café. Mmm very odd considering he is saying the one he has is original.

rosiet
Oct 16, 2013, 06:47 PM
Anyone find anything else out yet/?