Painter Estelle Lovatt was born in London in 1963 and trained at Harrow School of Art (1981–82) and Byam Shaw School of Art (1982–83). Later, she read Art History and also worked as a teacher and as a curator. She was a member of the Ben Uri Arts committee between 1991 and 1993 and is currently a freelance art critic for the BBC (both TV and radio). She exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Festival Hall and the Mall Galleries.