Leoma Lovegrove is one of the best-known artists in Southwest Florida.
The prolific artist's gallery in eclectic Matlacha, a spit of land between Cape Coral and Pine Island in Lee County, is a destination for art lovers who prize her bright paintings of tropical fish and Florida landscapes.
But Lovegrove's fame may spread even further. Starting in January, Beall's Department Stores is rolling out Lovegrove art on all sorts of products: apparel, handbags, beach towels and drinkware.
Beall's is expanding Lovegrove's products in response to positive results from ladies' tops adorned with her art that have sold well in stores this year.
Lovegrove's success brings to mind Guy Harvey, whose fish now adorn countless shirts and other goods at stores such as Bass Pro Shops. His art is particularly popular among sport fishermen.