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Unframed Reproduction Print. Size: 55.5cm w x 55.5cm h

Bespoke sizes also available.


Reproduction fine art print from an original painted in soft pastel.


Everyone who lives in Ilkley, has lived in Ilkley, and most who visit Ilkley know of the Cow and Calf Rocks. These beautiful crags on the moor above the town – easy to access – easy to scramble on – an easy place to breathe in the fabulous valley views. Walking there recently I experienced again the joy of having these enduring rocks look benevolently over our town. The Victorians engraved on them, others climb on them, I have picnicked on them and they remain solidly unchanged. They offer such a sense of reassurance, of timelessness, of home. The clouds move and the shadows change - I let the moorland colours sing out in strong pastel amongst the contours and my heart sings in response. Hope you enjoy them too.

Ilkley Rocks - Lucia Smith

  • Lucia Smith

    I strive to capture our beautiful Yorkshire Dales in compositions full of movement, light and weather; offering a 2 dimensional version of ‘being there’.

    Really knowing the place I paint feels important; only then am I able to distill its essence: using familiar contours in striking compositions where rhythm, pattern and light echo between the land and the sky.

    Soft pastel is my main medium; although I often use other media for underpainting, strengthening the composition from beneath. Soft pastels offer vibrancy and immediacy, as well as fluidity, allowing work to develop as colours are layered and sculpted.

    I have currently embarked upon a ‘QUEST’ – to walk in, experience, and then paint all of the named Dales in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are 52, or maybe 49, or maybe 54…depending on whose list you read! But the journey is what it is all about: savouring these beautiful places, observing different contours, different weather, different light; teasing out the feeling of being on these moors and in these valleys. Carefully choosing palettes to express mood and delight, offering paintings where the weather might suddenly change, the breeze might lift your hair, paintings to watch.


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