Richmond artist Lucy Pittaway named UK’s most popular

Lucy Pittaway with Graham Miller from Larson-Juhl ,the sponsors of the award

Richmond artist Lucy Pittaway has been crowned the UK’s Most Popular Artist for the second year running at the Fine Art Trade Guild Awards in Stratford Upon Avon.

A former graphic design teacher, Lucy took the decision to become a full time professional artist a few years ago.

In a short space of time Lucy has seen her popularity grow, with her artwork now shipped worldwide.

Lucy’s art is inspired by her daily life in her beloved North East and North Yorkshire, with many pieces featuring iconic local landmarks such as Roseberry Topping, Penhill and Richmond Castle.

Lucy said: “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 18 members of staff.

The company also picked 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.

In recent times Lucy’s art has jumped from the canvas to a 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.

For more details on her work visit www.lucypittaway.co.uk