Leigh Lambert On The Cobbles Paper
On The Cobbles
Coronation Street 60th Anniversary Celebration in collaboration with ITV.
Signed Limited Edition Print
Giclee on Paper
Image size: 690mm x 480mm
Approximate outer frame size: 1040mm x 830mm
Edition size: 295
Framed in a black/metallic toned frame with warm white mount.
CORONATION STREET’S 60th ANNIVERSARY WELCOMES THE RELEASE OF ICONIC ARTWORK BY LEIGH LAMBERT
As life on the cobbles races towards celebrating its sixth decade, ITV Studios is proud to reveal Newcastle artist Leigh Lambert’s iconic artwork illustrating life ‘On the Cobbles’ over the decades.
The main image sees Coronation Street recreated in Leigh’s signature style and dusted with ghosts of the past alongside figures of the present. Nods to well-loved characters are identifiable amidst the infamous cobbles and smoky chimneys, both showing the beating heart of Tony Warren’s idea about a ‘little back street in Salford’ which became the longest running continuing drama in the world.
Reflecting on creating the images Leigh says: “It was a real honour to be invited to produce such a momentous tribute. Visiting the set earlier this year I got to experience the real sense of history these iconic buildings and cobbles have and it’s obvious how the endless list of characters who have ‘lived’ in them and walked on them are permanently in the great British psyche.
Being part of ‘Corrie’s 60th is really exciting and a true honour, I hope everybody enjoys seeing the pictures as much as I have creating them”.
Steve Watling, Controller of Operations for Games, Live and Merchandising at ITV said;
“We’re delighted to collaborate with Leigh on these fabulous works of art which I am sure will be hugely popular with all our Coronation Street fans. Leigh’s an incredibly collectable artist and we’re excited to see this celebration of ‘Corrie’s 60th become a part of art history – as well as giving fans of the show the chance to own a little part of Corrie history”.
Leigh was born and raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where he resided for the first twenty years of his life. Lambert began to draw as soon as he could hold a pencil, with his family quickly recognising his artistic flair. As he progressed through school his exceptionally detailed creations captured the attentions of his teachers, who admired his canny knack for capturing a view. However, the artist describes himself as mostly self-taught, having received no formal art qualifications or training.
Lambert relocated to Warwickshire with his family in 1996, where he focused on the development of his technique. It was on leaving Newcastle that he began to appreciate the nature of his upbringing; what he had once seen as a concrete jungle now seeming strangely beautiful. Taking inspiration from his childhood, Lamberts pieces have a strong sense of nostalgia, evoking fond memories of a youth that many can relate to.
Lambert is an accomplished artist across a range of media, most commonly working in oils on board. His use of colour is minimal, optimistically applying splashes only to the figures that play amidst the otherwise monochromatic landscapes, capturing the joy and vitality of youth.
Working from his garden studio, the artist has achieved great success in recent years. In 2014 he was shortlisted as Best Up and Coming Artist in the prestigious Fine Art Trade Guild Awards, and consequently his works are hugely sough-after. Limited editions often sell out within weeks, and waiting lists are in place for those hoping to acquire original paintings.