Artist Lucy Pittaway has launched a new collection based on the complexities of childhood experiences.

The "Little Lucy" collection draws its inspiration from the notion that early life experiences intricately shape the individuals people go on to become. The work shows a young girl named "Little Lucy" who is navigating the uncertainties and anxieties of her youth.

It is a departure from Lucy Pittaway's earlier works in that it openly addresses mental health issues, particularly among young individuals, but elements familiar to her audience, such as the popular round Swaledale sheep, continue to make appearances.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Lucy Pittaway has launched her Little Lucy Collection

A spokesperson for the artist, whose main base is in Brompton-on-Swale, said: "The launch of 'Little Lucy' comes at a poignant time, as the world grapples with unprecedented challenges. Widespread suffering has underscored the need for support and the dissemination of positivity. This collection seeks to provide solace and hope to young people contending with mental health issues, fostering resilience and nurturing the belief in brighter days ahead."

The six-piece collection is available as artists' proofs, sketches for the very first time, originals, and prints.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of the "Little Lucy" collection will be donated to Teesside-based charity The Junction, which supports young people.

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