Lucy Pittaway Scoops Two National Awards
We’re super excited to announce that Lucy has been crowned the ‘UK’s Most Popular Published Artist’ for the second year running! Her award was presented at the Fine Art Trade Guild Awards in Stratford Upon Avon on May 18th.
From humble beginnings working from a small, cramped studio at home, Lucy was named the UK’s ‘Best Up and Coming Artist’ back in 2016, and the awards continue to flow following the huge popularity of Lucy’s artwork and collections.
A former graphic design teacher, Lucy took the decision to become a full-time professional artist just a few years ago. In a short space of time Lucy has seen her popularity grow at an incredible speed, with her artwork now shipped worldwide, to Europe, America and Australia.
Lucy’s art is inspired by her daily life in the beloved Yorkshire Dales and North East England, with many pieces featuring iconic local landmarks such as Roseberry Topping, Penhill and Richmond Castle, and of course Yorkshire’s sheep which she loves to depict in her pictures – and a feature that has become synonymous with the Lucy Pittaway brand.
Lucy said of her award, “I’m absolutely over the moon to have won the UKs Most Popular Published Artist 2019 award and Best Art Website 2019 at the Fine Art Trade Guild Awards last weekend. This is a true honour but I must say that it’s been a real team effort by our very hard working and enthusiastic people at the Lucy Pittaway Art Galleries. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to all our loyal customers who voted for me and who have supported us on our journey. This would not have been possible without them.”
Louise Hay from The Fine Art Trade Guild said, “Congratulations to Lucy and to all at Lucy Pittaway Ltd for their fabulous wins in the art and framing industry awards 2019. It’s been a pleasure to watch Lucy and her family business develop since we first met her as a budding artist in 2014 and everyone at the Guild wishes her continued success. We all look forward to seeing the next stage of the Lucy Pittaway adventure!”
As a growing family business, Lucy Pittaway Ltd employs eighteen members of staff, with each individual playing a huge role in the success of the business. The company were proud to also pick up the award for ‘Best Art Business Website 2019’ at the Fine Art Trade Guild Awards, having previously won the ‘Best New Art Business’ award last year.
With two stunning Art Galleries, located in Brompton-on-Swale and Richmond, North Yorkshire, both are guaranteed to give visitors a warm welcome with a bright and colourful array of artwork and gifts. The many tourists who visit Lucy’s gallery in Richmond when undertaking the Coast to Coast, flock to the gallery to choose a piece that best reflects their time in our beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
In recent times Lucy’s art has jumped from the canvas to a brilliant merchandise range, with her artwork adorning fine bone china ceramics, quirky textiles, calendars, notebooks, diaries, greetings cards and sculptures, making beautiful gifts or additions to any home.
Lucy’s work is available as stunning original works of art, Giclée prints or striking canvases, and you can view all artwork in either Lucy Pittaway Gallery, a number of galleries across the UK and of course on our website.