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Stunning contemporary cycling artwork from Lucy Pittaway

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22 Jul 2022
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Artist Lucy Pittaway adds four new pieces to her collection which beautifully depict the splendour of cycling

Lucy Pittaway, a renowned fine artist from Yorkshire who was recently recognised as the ‘UK’s Most Popular Published Artist’ for the third consecutive time, has added four new cycling prints to her iconic ‘Cycling’ collection.

Inspired by the sights and sounds of her surroundings and those closest to her, Lucy depicts the essence of the sport with fine strokes, injections of colour and, in her four new pieces, captures the different feelings and emotions that cycling can evoke.

These stunning works of art beautifully portray the spectacular scenery, quiet roads, smooth tarmac, great climbs and descents that make riding a bike so special, and make the perfect gifts for cycling enthusiasts. 

Painting the open road

As the official artist of the Tour de Yorkshire for three years and boasting a collection which celebrates the 2019 UCI Road World Championships coming to her hometown, Lucy is no stranger to capturing the sport of cycling.

‘I wanted to add to my existing collection of cycling art by creating pieces that complemented the existing work but that also stood as unique pieces in their own right, pieces that were less focussed on the destination and instead on the feeling and emotions of each ride,’ explains Lucy.

Lucy Pittaway’s ‘On The Open Road’

‘No matter what type of cycling you enjoy there is a sense of pure freedom that comes from being on the open road.

‘Whether it’s freewheeling from the top of the fells, leisurely taking in the scenery at the local park, or racing in search of a new personal best; or maybe you just want a cosy pub at the end of your ride, cycling is for everyone.’

From solo climbing adventures to a gentle family ride, or a two-wheeled exploration with friends, Lucy’s artwork is the perfect piece to hang on any wall.

Cycling memories for everyone

Lucy Pittaway’s ‘Treasured Times’

It is this all-inclusive approach to cycling which sees Lucy delicately explore the different ways in which cycling can be appreciated.

For instance, ‘Treasured Times’ beautifully demonstrates the fun of a family bike ride and is inspired by Lucy’s own cycling memories.

‘We have always been an active family and are often out on our bikes no matter the weather,’ she says.

‘It was thinking back on the lovely memories I have of teaching my twins how to ride their bikes that inspired ‘Treasured Times’ as we had fun outdoors and would head out on family adventures.

‘Now the children are older, the way we enjoy cycling has changed, it now involves more grit, determination and getting off the beaten track, and sometimes getting lost!’

King of the Mountain

Lucy Pittaway’s ‘King of the Mountain’

The tenacity and stamina so often present in cycling features in her new print ‘King of the Mountain’.

‘“King of the Mountain” was inspired by my husband as he’s often out ahead, taking the lead on the rugged gravel paths desperate to be the first to the top,’ explains Lucy.

In this stunning piece, Lucy effortlessly encapsulates how on a ride the weather might change but the point of it all never does.

It’s a familiar feeling to any cyclist. The only way is up.

Familiar feelings

Lucy Pittaway’s ‘Head Over Wheels’

Lucy’s two other new paintings, ‘Head over Wheels’ and ‘On the Open Road’, also capture the unique emotions that cycling can conjure up, whether with friends, family, or as a solo pursuit, and ones that Lucy herself is familiar with.

‘Inhaling the fresh air makes me feel invigorated and wide awake,’ says Lucy.

‘Whether we’re on a family ride along the winding country lanes or following a gravel path up a craggy fell, there’s nothing better than enjoying the sights and sounds of a bike ride.

‘I hope the collection inspires you to enjoy the outdoors and all it has to offer, and that it brings a smile to all those who view it.’

Lucy Pittaway’s ‘Free Spirits’ Cushion, Mug, A5 Notebook and To Do List

• Lucy’s work is available as stunning Original works of art, Giclee Prints or striking Canvases. You can view the full back catalogue of Lucy’s work at lucypittaway.co.uk or in one of her dedicated galleries in Richmond, Brompton-on-Swale, Yarm or Keswick.

View the Collection