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10/12/2021

Lucy Pittaway X Jessica Redland

What do an artist and an author have in common? Parallel lives and some astonishing coincidences when we’re talking about award-winning soft pastel artist Lucy Pittaway and international bestselling contemporary fiction author Jessica Redland. At the age of thirty, both Lucy and Jessica made life-changing career decisions. Lucy left her teaching and lecturing role to travel to the Far East, ending up teaching in Peru, and Jessica left a management career in HR to open a specialist teddy bear shop called Bear’s Pad in the North Yorkshire market town of... Read More

30/11/2021

Lucy’s Christmas commission with Yorkshire Life magazine

This December, Yorkshire Life magazine will feature Lucy’s artwork as its festive front cover.   The life-style magazine’s Christmas edition offers sleigh-loads of inspiration- and Lucy was delighted to create a seasonal front cover bearing her famous round sheep.   Through her bold style and poignant use of pastel, Lucy has become a beloved artist synonymous with the region. As have the iconic sheep that populate her landscapes.  Especially for Yorkshire Life, Lucy has brought her artistic perspective to a heart-warming Yorkshire landscape in the commissioned image, ‘Silent Night’. The piece captures some of the things Lucy loves- family, a warm cosy home and the stunning natural beauty of her home county. Fitting for the... Read More

19/11/2021

Yorkshire artist releases spotty sheep artwork in support of Children in Need

Award-winning artist Lucy Pittaway pledges profits of unique artwork for Children in Need.   As the nation gears itself up for its annual fundraising efforts, Yorkshire based artist Lucy Pittaway has added a ‘spotted’ touch to her latest piece in support of the UK’s cherished charity.  ‘Wrapped in Love’ features Lucy’s iconic sheep and billowing blue skies, with Pudsey inspired spotted accessories including a bow tie and headband.  25 per cent of profits from all sales of the print will go to the charity. The original of the artwork is also for sale with the same percentage of profit promised as a donation to Children in Need.  Lucy... Read More

08/11/2021

Meet Lucy at our Keswick Gallery launch in time for Christmas!

Lucy will be in Keswick to share in a glass of fizz and personally sign your pictures, as we kick-start the new gallery’s first Christmas. The leaves are turning and, although a few months away, there is great excitement about celebrating a first Christmas at the Keswick Gallery.   The new gallery will hold its official launch weekend on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November- EVERYONE IS INVITED! Lucy will be there to sign art works with a personal touch. There will also be festive treats, including mince pies and prosecco. As well as original art works and prints, the gallery is... Read More

29/10/2021

Have a hoot this half-term for Halloween!

Lucy’s eerie-sistable new prints this Halloween!  The haunted holiday will soon be upon us, and Lucy has created two bewitching new art works to celebrate the spooktacular day.  ‘Owl Be Watching You’ sees Lucy’s distinctive clouds surrounding a brilliant moon.   In ‘Got My Eyes on You’ the same moon lights the way for costume-clad trick or treaters. Perched on a gnarled tree branch, the piercing bright eyes of an owl watch over everything.  The owl is one of Lucy’s most recognisable creature-features. To get into the ghoulish spirit, we invite you to have a HOOT this half-term with your little monsters. Visit one of our galleries and go on the hunt to see how many owls and full moons you can find in Lucy’s art works.   We have given... Read More

21/07/2021

2021 Children’s Art Competition

Calling All Little Creatives! Win a 15″ Mounted Print of Your Choice We have the perfect competition to keep kids entertained this summer with the annual Lucy Pittaway Children’s Art Competition. The 2021 theme is ‘animals’ (as voted by our social media followers). Budding young artists are invited to submit drawings, paintings and works of art inspired by animals. This could be beloved pets, farmyard animals or any other creatures they find intriguing. Any medium is welcome – pencil, watercolour, acrylic, collage or perhaps they fancy crafting a sculpture? Schools... Read More

10/05/2021

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, so we wanted to share some top tips from the Mental Health Foundation on little things you can do to keep your mind healthy. While it’s always important to look after your mental health, the challenges of the past year have highlighted this more than ever and perhaps shown us that tiny steps and small, simple actions can make us feel better. You can find out more on the Mental Health Foundation’s website or keep reading below. The theme of this... Read More

31/03/2021

5 MINUTES WITH LUCY

Our team has been busy planning, prepping, sprucing and re-organising, ready for the galleries opening on the 12th April – but we still managed to find time to catch up with Lucy to find out more about what inspires her work. Q. What do you love about your job? I love to paint, obviously, but my job is so much more than that. We are a family-run business with a team of 16 staff. Our team is small enough to know each and every one of our members and we... Read More

16/02/2021

6 Delicious Pancake Toppings

Shrove Tuesday, one of our favourite days of the year! When it comes to pancakes, we love that there’s a treat for every taste, from the slightly bitter to the delectably sweet. This Pancake Day, if you fancy venturing away from traditional maple syrup or sprinklings of sugar and lemon, here’s a little inspiration to help you create the most tantalising toppings… Mango and Mint Pancakes If you’re feeling tropical, fill your pancakes with chopped mango and crème fraiche. Gently heat 3 tablespoons of apple juice and 2 tablespoons of... Read More

05/02/2021

Your Creations Inspired by Lucy

It really brightens up our day when we see fabulous creations, inspired by Lucy’s artwork. As a local artist, and a former teacher, Lucy loves seeing people get creative in any way they can. Over the last few months, we’ve had lots of lovely messages with photos of your work! We have seen all kinds of creations – from embroidered aprons to garden sheds, painted with sheep art. Here are some of your masterpieces! Delicious looking cake made by Wendy, and an embroidered apron by Holly Avery from My Memory... Read More