Look at a Lucy Pittaway picture and you can’t help but smile. Her collections are brimming with colourful landscapes and cheerful animal art to brighten up your home. From contemporary landscapes, with heart-warming colours to the iconic sheep art she has become well known for.
Whatever style home you live in, you’re sure to find the perfect print to transform your home into a snug retreat this autumn. Lucy retells the sights and sounds of everyday life and using the medium of soft pastel, blended into board with her fingers and knuckles, she creates incredible detail and vibrancy in her work. Each piece takes you on a journey that almost everyone can relate to. Her latest work includes ‘Hope is on the Horizon’, an autumnal scene with a windswept sheep that reflects current times - although we may be a little bruised and battered as we come out of this global pandemic, the new vaccine brings hope as we look forward to better times ahead.
“If I try to do anything with my art, it’s simply designed to make people smile.”
Lucy loves to lift the spirits and evoke a smile on a dismal day. This is evident in her colourful creations such as ‘Wool Meet Again’ featuring a street lined with rainbow-coloured houses, bright poppies and hot air balloons floating in the distance. It brings a playful twist to the famous song of the second world war, and although we have recently fought different battles, we have found ourselves separated from loved ones just the same. This piece reflects the hope and excitement of finally being able to meet with family and friends in crowds again.
Lucy has a knack for finding light in the gloomiest of situations. Despite the social and travel restrictions we have faced this year, she was inspired by the joy of holidaying at home and released her new ‘Staycation’ collection earlier this year. It’s inspired by everything she loves about British holidays, from the care-free living of caravanning, to hitting the open road in a motorhome and visiting our favourite seaside towns.
Although best known for her sheep art, Lucy also paints a variety of dogs, farm animals, landscapes and cycling art in a myriad of Yorkshire’s stunning locations. Don’t miss the celebratory piece created for the UCI 2019 Road World Championships, which features the famous Betty’s Team Rooms as a peloton of cyclists battle their way towards the finish line on Parliament Street, Harrogate. Inspired by the world around her, Lucy loves featuring local landmarks in her work, from popular spots you may have visited in the Yorkshire Dales to Richmond Castle and beyond. Windswept and battered, or playing in a stream, Lucy’s sheep and other animals bring to life what is best about life in Yorkshire.
Starting from humble beginnings working from her kitchen table and a small home studio, the popularity of Lucy Pittaway’s work has grown with incredible speed, with her artwork now shipped across the UK and worldwide. She has also scooped up a selection of prestigious awards including the ‘UK’s Most Popular Published Artist’ and ‘Art Website of the Year’.