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About Lucy Pittaway


Lucy graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Graphic Design and embarked on a career as a designer before transitioning into lecturing at Darlington Technical College of Art and Design. At 30, driven by a desire to explore beyond the North East, Lucy left her job and travelled the world, eventually settling in South America where she taught English in Peru.

As fate would have it, a brief visit back to the UK led to a reunion with her childhood sweetheart, Neil. This unexpected encounter convinced Lucy to stay in Yorkshire. Lucy and Neil married and started a family, a journey that inspired many of her artworks.

When their twins began school, Lucy seized the opportunity to pursue her dream of becoming a professional artist. She started in a small home studio, creating bespoke commissions and prints for exhibitions. Today, Lucy has seven galleries, an online shop, and artwork that adorns thousands of homes and businesses across the UK and beyond these shores.


Lucy has enjoyed a notable career as an artist and, as a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild, has earned several prestigious accolades. These include 'Up and Coming Artist of the Year 2016', 'Best Art Website of the Year 2017', and the esteemed title of 'UK's Most Popular Published Artist', which she has held since 2018.

Lucy was privileged to be the official artist for the Tour de Yorkshire for three consecutive years in 2016, 2017, and 2018. She was commissioned to create commemorative pieces in collaboration with Welcome to Yorkshire, producing open and limited edition prints that featured iconic landmarks along the race routes.

In 2019, Lucy celebrated the UCI Road World Championships passing through Harrogate with a cycling collection. This series of five pieces beautifully captured the grit, determination, and stamina of the competing riders.

An Artist's Inspiration
Inspiration for Lucy's art often arises from pivotal moments in her life, centring on themes of family, significant life events, and her deep love for the outdoors. Each collection is built around a theme, often telling the story of a specific period in her life.

The Houses Collection (2000 - 2006)
The early pieces in this collection feature night-time vistas that can be seen as the perspective of a young, wide-eyed artist gazing into a future full of possibilities. However, upon closer inspection, these works reveal a sense of longing, loneliness, and dreams of something just beyond reach—something on the other side of that big, round hill.

Transition (2006 - 2008)
This period marks a significant shift from the dark blue tones of Lucy's earlier works to deep reds and oranges. The pieces from this time convey feelings of love and passion, a stark contrast to the previous themes of longing and loneliness. This change coincides with Lucy's reconnection with her childhood sweetheart, culminating in their marriage in 2008.

Parenthood and Renewal (2009 - Present)
The birth of twins in 2009 brought about a profound transformation in Lucy's life as she embraced the challenges of parenthood. Her art began to include two standalone flowers symbolising her children. The colour palette shifted from deep, passionate tones to lighter, hopeful pastels, with pinks and soft shades representing the new journeys and rejuvenation that lay ahead.


Dive in to the world of Lucy Pittaway and you’ll find magnificent galleries brimming with art and gifts. Opening her first gallery in Brompton-on-Swale in 2015 with the aim of having a dedicated space to meet with clients; the gallery quickly became a roaring success and was soon filled with original artwork, prints, canvases and homeware. Galleries soon opened in Richmond and Yarm in 2017 and 2019 with flagship galleries opening in Keswick and Harrogate in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

Our galleries offer a welcoming space for visitors to view original works of art, seek advice on sizing and framing options and find beautiful homeware and gifts.

Visiting a Lucy Pittaway gallery is a visual experience with captivating art and homeware to suit all tastes with friendly and knowledgeable staff.

A Bespoke Service

Lucy Pittaway's team of professionals is dedicated to bringing art into your life, whether through statement canvases or ceramics to complete your kitchen. They work with you to enhance your space with color and joy.

The team consists of both familiar faces in local galleries and behind-the-scenes experts. From the print team preparing new artwork to the product design team creating new items, every step is handled by specialists. This includes marketing, core business services, and customer service teams managing orders.

Our framing center boasts experts with decades of experience, offering premium framing services. We provide a bespoke service for bespoke art every step of the way.

"Without teamwork, many of Lucy’s goals wouldn't have been achieved. We have a fantastic team that has worked hard to ensure success. It takes all kinds of people to make a business successful, and with the right mix of skills, positive attitudes, and a hunger for growth, the world is our oyster!" - Neil Pittaway

Lucy's vision to create a woodland

The UK was deeply moved when the Sycamore Gap tree was felled, a landmark offering solace to many. In response, artist Lucy Pittaway created a pastel painting in its honour. As her artwork gained popularity, Lucy and her team at Lucy Pittaway Ltd pledged a portion of sales towards reforestation.

In partnership with Swinton Estate, they plan to plant over 2,000 trees, creating the Lucy Pittaway Sycamore Gap Trail near Masham, North Yorkshire, revitalising an area devastated by larch tree blight. Lucy, Britain's most popular published artist, expressed joy in seeing the new woodland come to life, grateful for the support received.