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14/01/2020

Behind the Scenes: Opening our Gallery in Yarm

Winter is always a special time for the team at Lucy Pittaway, but last year was extra special as we proudly opened the doors to our stunning new art gallery in Yarm. Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes at how Lucy’s third gallery in North Yorkshire came to be. After several months of discussion, decision making and planning, our directors announced that we’d be opening a wonderful new gallery in Yarm. Our team was delighted, and so, once Lucy had found the perfect spot on Yarm’s bustling High Street, the... Read More

10/01/2020

10 Tips for Hanging Art in Your Home

The New Year is a popular time to spruce up interior décor, so we thought we’d share a few useful tips on how to hang art in your home. Stunning artwork adds the finishing touches to your living space, and whether you are moving things around, decorating for the first time or just getting around to hanging art you’ve had for some time, there are several beautiful ways to display your masterpieces. It can be tempting to choose artwork to match cushions or rugs, but you should buy a piece... Read More

07/01/2020

The Interesting History of the Angel of the North

As a Northumbria University graduate, Lucy spent many of her student years in Newcastle and the surrounding areas, so it’s a place that is close to her heart. In her latest collection ‘A Northern Life’ she has created vivid artistic representations of local landmarks that hold fond memories including Lindisfarne Castle, Bamburgh Castle, the Millennium Bridge and the iconic Angel of the North. Designed by sculptor Antony Gormley, the Angel of the North has become a nationally recognised landmark and iconic to the North East. Its construction marked the beginning... Read More

03/01/2020

7 North East Spots to Visit this Winter

If you’re feeling a little glum after the excitement of Christmas, staying active can help lift your mood, in fact, the charity Mind has shown that a one-hour walk in the middle of the day is an effective way to beat the winter blues! In the North East, there are plenty of beautiful spots to enjoy a winter walk. Here are some of our favourite spots. 1. Whitby Ever had the pleasure of visiting Whitby on a bank holiday? If so, you may have experienced the droves of tourists that... Read More

23/12/2019

Happy Highlights from 2019

Wow. What a fantastic year for our team! In just 12 months we have accomplished so much, from winning two prestigious awards and Lucy’s special royal gift, to opening a third gallery and launching exciting new products. Here are some of our best bits… A Special Painting for HRH the Princess Royal… Lucy was delighted and honoured to present ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ as a gift to HRH the Princess Royal as a memento of her visit to the Yorkshire Dales. HRH was the guest of honour at a special... Read More

16/12/2019

Lovely Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

Christmas has a habit of creeping up on us, doesn’t it…? Whether you’ve started your Christmas shopping a little late this year or are still looking for that show-stopping gift for someone special, our galleries are brimming with exciting stocking fillers and last-minute gifts which are anything but drab and dreary. Stop by and be sure of a warm welcome, our gallery team are on-hand to help you find an impeccable gift while you enjoy a hot drink and perhaps a mince pie. Strolling Home Collection Lucy’s Strolling Home artwork... Read More

14/12/2019

Tips for Hosting House Guests this Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and one of the best parts of Christmas is celebrating with family and friends. However, entertaining guests means adding a few extra things onto your ever growing ‘to do list’ which can bring added stress around Christmas time. Really wow your house guests this year with these top tips for hosting Christmas visitors! Give Your Guests a Warm Welcome This means creating a clean, warm inviting environment. No doubt, you’ll be doing a thorough clean before the guests arrive. Start with the communal areas... Read More

06/12/2019

Our Favourite Festive Family Traditions

Every family’s Christmas is different, but one common theme unites us all… we love a good Christmas tradition! Whether it’s something that’s been passed down generations, or a tradition you’ve started recently, it’s the little things that make this time of year memorable. Here are some festive traditions that our team enjoy in the run up to Christmas. 1. Baking Mince Pies There’s nothing quite like homemade mince pies! If you’re short on time and are cheating a little with ready to roll pastry, there’s a quick and easy recipe... Read More

02/12/2019

A Sneak Peek into the World of Lucy Pittaway… at Christmas

We’re into December and folk are starting to feel Christmassy, assembling the tree and dressing it with sparkly decorations and tackling their Christmas shopping. But here at Lucy’s head office, we’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit since April, with lots of planning, prepping and fine tuning in the months before the festivities begin. It all began on a sunny April afternoon, when Lucy was locked in her studio working on some new releases and her cheerful new Christmas cards… In the months that followed, our team was super busy... Read More

28/11/2019

Fun Christmas Biscuit Bakes

Our team has been getting creative behind the scenes! For the last few months, we’ve been baking, cutting, snipping and arranging props for our Christmas photoshoot. A lot of work goes into a simple photo – from sourcing baubles (which is very tricky in July…) to wrapping presents, assembling trees and baking Christmas biscuits. We thought we’d share this fantastic recipe, so you can get creative in the kitchen too! Snowman Christmas Biscuit Recipe Makes 20, Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins Ingredients: 125g butter (softened) 125g golden caster sugar... Read More