One of the Uk’s rising stars in the art world was once again chosen as the official artist for this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.
Richmond, UK-based pastel artist Lucy Pittaway, was chosen by race officials to create a series of art pieces designed to capture the spirit and imagination of the Yorkshire people, as they celebrate the region’s biggest annual race.
Last year, Pittaway took to her canvass to create a series entitled Hills, Dales and Woolly Tails, which depicted the excitement, endurance and tenacity of the race, set against the unique Yorkshire backdrop with eager crowds of fans accompanied with fluffy sheep, spurring the riders on.
Pittaway’s latest series, Pedals, Passion & Glory, was unveiled during this year’s race in March.
“Living and working in Yorkshire, I was so proud to be part of last year’s Tour de Yorkshire, and delighted to create a piece of art that so many people have used to remember such a fun and vibrant three days in our region.
“To be able to work with Welcome to Yorkshire again and create another piece that connects art lovers with the 2017 race is incredibly exciting. The pressure is on once again on to create an image that does our stunning county justice!”
Gary Verity, Chief Executive of the race said:, “we were thrilled to have Lucy back on board as the official artist of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire. She really embraced the race last year and our partnership proved a huge success.”
Ask us, her work possesses a modern-day sense of Primitivism, refreshed by newer and more vibrant use of color.
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