Cathy Read’s Iconic architectural paintings depict city landscapes in a dynamic and distinctive style.
Originally a qualified Occupational Therapist, Cathy started her art career in 2008. Self taught, her earlier paintings were predominantly circle based abstracts and then developed into urban landscapes fueled by a lifelong interest in buildings. This evolution was only natural following a childhood dominated by the giant mills of the Cotton industry in the North.
Cathy’s distinctive paintings depict the geometric shapes and inherent patterns of architecture in a free, expressive style and the colour keeps drawing your eyes. The inspiration for the paintings comes from time spent in London and other major cities, such as Manchester and Oxford.
Cathy’s artwork is shown around the UK, Europe, and is in collections as far afield as Canada and Africa. Commissioned by Oxford University Press, her work illustrates the 2016 Oxford Almanack. The original painting is now in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Cathy S R Read is a member of the Society of Women Artists exhibiting with them in London since 2013. She won the Barbara Tate Memorial Award in 2015. Cathy has also shown with the Royal Watercolour Society in London.