One of the world’s favourite cycling events painted by Lucy Pittaway

One of the world’s favourite cycling events painted by Lucy Pittaway

Lucy Pittaway is the official artist of the Tour de Yorkshire. Her work is represented in East Yorkshire by Cottingham’s Artmarket Gallery.

Gallery director Michelle Power has teamed up with Micaela Clegg, owner of the Black Horse at Little Weighton, to mount an exhibition of Lucy’s works at the pub on Thursday 3 May, the day both the men’s and women’s race entrants pass by its door on Stage 1 of the race, from Beverley to Doncaster. They will also pass close by the Artmarket Gallery.

Prints of all five official paintings for the 2018 Tour, plus other cycling works by Lucy, will be on display at The Black Horse. They will include Arts and Culture, the official painting of Stage 1, which depicts the countryside along the route including the magnificent gothic Beverley Minster, regarded by many as one of the finest churches in the country. The cyclists are shown en route from Beverley to Doncaster, represented by Doncaster Minster.

Arts and Culture by Lucy Pittaway

Michelle Power says: “Lucy Pittaway is one of our most popular artists at the Artmarket Gallery – we couldn’t miss this opportunity to celebrate her work as the fourth Tour de Yorkshire brings the attention of the world to our region once again.”

Micaela Clegg says: “We will be open all day on 3 May, serving our usual menu and a BBQ on the patio, weather permitting:  grab yourself a seat for a great view of the cyclists as they whizz past on what promises to be the most dramatic part of the course.”

This year is Richmond-based Lucy’s third year as the official artist for the Tour de Yorkshire event. For the past two years, she has painted one official piece to commemorate the race; this year, she has produced five official pictures.

Four represent the four stages of the newly-extended four-day men’s race and two-day women’s race, while the fifth, entitled Welcome to Yorkshire, depicting the challenging climb up and over Park Rash in the Yorkshire Dales. All can be seen at both The Black Horse on 3 May, and at the Artmarket Gallery before and after that date. 

Lucy’s artwork at the Artmarket Gallery is printed on archival quality 315gsm fine art paper using industry standard light-fast inks. Each print is numbered and personally signed by the artist and carries the official art work for the Tour de Yorkshire 2018 embossed stamp.

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