Artist, mother, business leader – is there anything Lucy Pittaway can’t do?
With existing accolades including ‘Best New Business’ 2017 and ‘UK’s Most Popular Published Artist’ for 2018 and 2019 by the Fine Art Trade Guild, it is not hard to see why Lucy Pittaway’s fanbase has now expanded outside of Yorkshire. Born in Teesside, Lucy spent her formative years in the area before moving to Yorkshire in 2007 and falling in love with the Yorkshire Dales. Lucy’s love for Yorkshire shines through in many of her pieces and features heavily across her body of work with titles such as ‘Majestic Richmond’ created to celebrate the 950th anniversary of Richmond Castle. Another title, ‘It’s the Little Things in Life’ features the Wensleydale sunset at Bolton Castle and ‘Door to Herriot County’ created as a celebration of 100 years of James Herriot.
From humble beginnings studying Graphic Design, Mixed Media and Photography at Northumbria University, Lucy’s journey has taken her from working in a cramped home studio, to employing a small talented team of individuals who each play an important part in the success of the business. Lucy is now recognised as an acclaimed artist with 4 bustling flagship galleries, multiple awards plus a demanding ecommerce business named ‘Best Art Website of the Year’ 2019.
Lucy holds a much-loved place in the UK art market, thanks to her distinct style and talent for turning the everyday things we see, into vibrant and imaginative original art and prints. Having worked hard to secure her place within the art community, Lucy continues to demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of her customers and following being named as the ‘Official Artist of the Tour de Yorkshire’ 2016, 2017 and 2018, produced a number of original pieces as part of a wider cycling collection which continue to be highly popular to this day.
Managing the demanding nature of building and running a successful business alongside managing an equally demanding home life can be tough and at times incredibly challenging.
“Managing the balance takes careful planning around the needs of my two children and husband ensuring there is enough downtime for myself too” Lucy explains. A dedicated morning routine starting at 5.30am allows Lucy valuable time for self-reflection, mindfulness, and daily planning.
Lucy continues “It would be easy to surrender yourself to the business and let it consume every hour of your day. Instead, I strive for progress rather than perfection. I find this is more effective for everyone and having that much-needed downtime with family and friends nourishes the soul and helps with creativity.”
Lucy’s artwork is available as original works of art, Giclée prints, striking canvasses as well as on a range of beautiful homeware and stationery. The collections can also be viewed in a number of galleries and retailers across the UK.
With new collections launching soon, you can expect new original art that will bring yet more smiles to the faces of Lucy’s loyal followers.
Lucy Pittaway stores are located across Yorkshire, the North East and North West with flagship galleries in Brompton-on-Swale, Richmond, Yarm and Keswick. Artwork and merchandise are also available to purchase online at www.lucypittaway.co.uk.