Lucy Pittaway Named The ‘UK’s Most Popular Selling Published Artist’

Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway has been named the UK’s ‘Most Popular Selling Published Artist’ 2018 by the Fine Art Trade Guild at their annual awards in London.

The award reflects not only the number of pieces of artwork sold, but additionally chosen against the popularity and following of the artwork and how it resonates with art lovers.

Lucy Pittaway Named The ‘UK’s Most Popular Selling Published Artist’ 1

Renowned previous winners include Mackenzie Thorpe, Kerry Darlington and Doug Hyde, who have gone on to build a reputation and following across the World, and Lucy Pittaway is next in a line of brilliant British Artists seeing her artwork filling homes not just in the UK, but all across the globe.

Lucy Pittaway has a unique style using soft pastel blended into board using her fingers and knuckles, often to the point of making them bleed. Her style is bright, fun, colourful and inspirational, lighting up any room with her underlying themes of daily life and experiences in her beloved Yorkshire Dales.

What makes the story even more extraordinary is that Lucy only became a full time artist just a few short years ago. Previously a graphic design and multimedia lecturer, Lucy left work when she started a family and had twins. Lucy saw a great opportunity to fulfil a lifetime dream of becoming a professional artist, and what started as painting in a small room at home now sees two dedicated art galleries in Yorkshire and a thriving family business as one of Yorkshire’s rising brands.

Indeed Lucy has become part of the furniture in Yorkshire, with her being the Official Artist for the Tour de Yorkshire for the past three years, creating wonderful depictions of Yorkshire’s iconic event.

Continuing her work with Welcome to Yorkshire, Lucy’s next release is called ‘A Yorkshire Garden’ which will be available to view for the first time at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from May 22nd. Lucy has created an artist’s impression of Welcome to Yorkshire’s 2018 garden, one of the showpiece gardens at the annual event.

Lucy said, “It’s an absolute honour to receive this award and a dream come true. A few years ago I was reading about some of the country’s top artists receiving this award and never imagined that one day it would be me. I am hugely grateful to the Fine Art Trade Guild for their support, all the team at Lucy Pittaway, to my family and friends and to all those people who supported and voted for me”.

Louise Hay from the Fine Art Trade Guild said, “The Congratulations to Lucy on winning the Most Popular Published Artist Award 2018, sponsored by Arqadia. She’s certainly lived up to the award, being hugely popular with both our website visitors, and our gallery and art retailer members. Having won the Up & Coming Artist and the New Business Awards in prior years, it’s no surprise that she’s taken this trophy too. Lucy has a fantastic team behind her and we wish them all continued success.”

The full collection along with Lucy’s wider works of art are available to view at

#thepastel8 Visit to Thorneyburn

A fabulous day was spent at Thorneyburn last Friday in the company of Fiona Carvell, Michelle Lucking, Nina Squire, Cathy Pierce, Lynn Howarth, Meral Altilar, Lucy Brangwin and Rebecca de Mendonça.

Associate Artist Intake for 2022

It seems a while ago since we asked for applications from artists to become an Associate Artists & wow the applications came in thick & fast. So much so it took our Unison Helen a good while to get through them all.

Associate Artist Recruitment

Are you a pastel artist? Do you use Unison Colour pastels? Would you like to be part of our Associate Artist family?

New Lucy Pittaway 18 Set

Own your unique Lucy Pittaway Artist Set, in collaboration with soft pastel makers Unison Colour.

A predominantly grey pastel painting.

The Power of Greys

Greys are a vast and complex family of colours that seasoned artists spend a life-time of pursuit in order to achieve and harness their incredible potential.

If you enjoyed reading this…

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive more blogs like this, as well as other Unison Colour news including upcoming events and exclusive offers.

Use the buttons below to share this blog…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Blog Posts

A soft pastel painting of a tree during golden hour.

Discovering Reflected Color

When asked to identify the color of a shadow, it is common to respond that it would be a darker color of whatever is in shadow.  A shadow of a tree on green grass would be a darker green.  A shadow of the same tree on dirt would be a darker brown.

Garden of Colour and Flight

On two sides looking out the windows is the woods, the view begins not four foot off the sidewalls where trees and open forest floor slope up and gently away. When the spring rain comes, water gathers in the high places and forms water falling streams that run toward and alongside the studio heading toward gathering ponds on the lower side.

Log In

When requesting a Password Reset using the 'Lost your password?' option, you'll receive an email with a link to reset your password. It's important to note that if you request multiple emails, only the most recent link will work.

Customer Enquiries

Got a question?

Please don’t hesitate to send us any questions, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
If you’d rather send us an email, please get in touch at:

Or give us a call on +44 (0)1434 240203 and choose option 1, for Liz.

Trade Enquiries

For trade enquiries, please contact us as below:


[email protected] or call Liz on +44 (0)1434 240203 Option 1

China and Russia
North America
ROW (Exc. China and Russia)