Lucy & Neil Pittaway

Award-winning artist Lucy Pittaway expands her brand into the heart of York

Acclaimed award-winning artist Lucy Pittaway takes the next step in expanding her unique art brand by opening her first city-centre gallery in the heart of York.

Coming full circle, Lucy’s decade-long career culminates in her collections finding their way to the capital of Yorkshire, the regional epicentre that continues to provide endless inspiration and feature in the backdrop of many of her pieces.

This is Lucy’s sixth solo gallery and follows in the footsteps of her existing galleries by making art accessible. Offering collectable original works of art as well as striking Giclee prints, homeware and stationery, the latest gallery guarantees to compliment the already rich retail offering and bring art to the forefront of York.

Taking on the two-storey premises located at 21 Coppergate, Lucy will breathe new life into this empty store once home to womenswear retailer Oasis which closed its doors in March 2020 leaving 1900 sq. ft of empty space on the high street. Main-stay retailers including M&S, Primark and Lakeland are close by along with independent stores and eateries. Its proximity to the Jorvik centre, the Shambles and York Minster will be a welcome addition to the existing destination attractions in the city.

Looking ahead at the impact of the new gallery, Lucy explains, ‘York is such a special place and somewhere I continue to get so much inspiration from, it has a lot to offer and is appealing to a wide range of people as a destination. I’m incredibly grateful that my journey has led me here and am confident that locals and visitors will enjoy the bright store front as it’s something different from the existing offering.”

Lucy adds, “York attracts local and international visitors through its history, attractions, academia and culture which is underpinned by a strong retail offer. We hope our gallery offers a refreshed opportunity for locals to love their high street and enhance the experiences for tourists with a further boost to the city’s visitor economy.”

Lucy’s love of the outdoors shines through in her artwork with many pieces showcasing regional landmarks from across Yorkshire, the Dales and beyond. “The sheer size of Yorkshire affords us so many opportunities to enjoy diverse landscapes such as fells and valleys, amazing coast lines and vibrant cities and historic towns – there is something for everyone and we look forward to working with others to promote York as an exceptional destination.” Lucy explains.

The store will welcome customers at its opening weekend on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March with opening times following that of other stores which can be found here.

About Lucy Pittaway

As the ‘UK’s Most Popular Published Artist’*, Lucy is a multi-award winning artist, proudly running a family-owned business with beautiful art galleries and a successful e-commerce website serving customers around the world. Offering stunning original works of art, Giclee prints and striking canvases as well as ceramics, textiles, and stationery; making beautiful gifts or additions to any home. Lucy’s full body of work can be viewed online at lucypittaway.co.uk or in one of her galleries where her signature sheep art plus other wonderful collections are available including Big Skies, Staycation and the highly successful Cycling collections. Galleries located across Yorkshire, North East and North West.

*Awarded by the Fine Art Trade Guide 2018, 2019 & 2022.


For more information please contact: Megan McCready, Megan.mccready@lucypittaway.co.uk, 01748 352 887

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