The Wensleydale Creamery, based at Hawes in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, has teamed up with Yorkshire’s rising star and award-winning pastel artist, Lucy Pittaway, to host an ongoing art exhibition at its Visitor Centre.
The Lucy Pittaway exhibition, which opened to visitors this week, features pieces from the iconic ‘The Cows’, ‘The Sheep’ and ‘Cycling and Le Tour’ collections, and is currently on display in the 1897 Coffee Shop at The Wensleydale Creamery.
Crowned the UK’s ‘Up & Coming Artist of the Year‘ by the Fine Art Trade Guild, Lucy is most renowned for her sheep-themed collection. Her art is inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, and depicts her daily life, family and experiences. Lucy has been named official artist for the Tour de Yorkshire for a second year running.
David Hartley, Managing Director of The Wensleydale Creamery, said: “Lucy shares our pride and passion of Yorkshire and the beautiful Dales landscape, and we are honoured to join forces to exhibit her beautiful collection of artwork here at The Wensleydale Creamery.”
The Creamery will be one of the first places the public can view a special print of Lucy’s artwork for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, from the 22nd March.
Visitors to the 1897 Coffee Shop will be able to sit back and relax in a stunning location, as they enjoy the iconic Yorkshire artwork. With spectacular panoramic views of the Yorkshire Dales, The Creamery’s Coffee Shop provides the perfect backdrop for viewing the collections. Visitors can enjoy the ultimate taste of Yorkshire too – whether that be Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese on toast, home-made cakes and pastries, or teas and coffees made and served with local Wensleydale milk. Lucy’s artwork is available to purchase from The Creamery’s Gift Shop.
Lucy Pittaway said: “Home to the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Wensleydale Creamery is the ideal place to showcase my artwork which pays tribute to the stunning Yorkshire Dales countryside.
“I am delighted to have been chosen to represent God’s Own County once again and connect people to the Tour de Yorkshire, capturing the spirit of the iconic race and the imagination of the visitors and locals alike. I look forward to displaying one of the prints of my specially commissioned pieces at The Wensleydale Creamery.”