About Contemporary Artist Cathy Read

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Contact: +44 (0) 7818240116 or email cathy@cathyreadart.com

 

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Cathy Read creates exciting contemporary art  which can help you create a great first impression.

Manchester Paintins©2016-Cathy-Read-Toastrack-Mixed-Media-30x40cm
©2016-Cathy-Read-Toastrack-Mixed-Media-30x40cm – £240 unframed

How?

By drawing with masking fluid, she’s able to reflect the city in all it’s glory. From the ground breaking designs of cutting edge architecture, to the decaying remnants of a glorious past. All these are lovingly embraced in her watercolour and acrylic ink paintings. Utilising the vibrant colours of the media, Cathy’s able to convey the mundane and the ordinary next to the glorious and spectacular.

 

What do I do?

  • Create original paintings like this for sale hereFind Out more

©2016-Cathy Read-London Maps- Watercolour and Acrylic painting, new painting
©2016-Cathy Read-London Maps- Watercolour and Acrylic painting

  • Create bespoke original artwork like this to commissionFind Out more

    ©2014 - Cathy Read - Next Stop Paris - Watercolour and Acrylic - 38x28 cm
    ©2014 – Cathy Read – Next Stop Paris – Watercolour and Acrylic – 38×28 cm (SOLD)

Check out my commissions page first and then ring me on +44 (0) 7818240116 for an informal discussion of your requirements. You can also email cathy@cathyreadart.com

 

  • Run workshops for artists

For those who are stuck in a rut, to show ways that masking fluid and other techniques can liberate your paintingFind Out more1-©2014 - Cathy Read - Workshop iomages studio 600

  • Speak to art groupsFind Out more

    ©2015 - Cathy Read - Artist at work - Dgital Image

 

  • I write a newsletter where I share all my latest work.

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  • Take part in Exhibitions and other events which I share in my newsletter and on my Art Events Page

©2016-Cathy-Read- Society of Women Artists Summer Exhibition Charity evening Selfie with Hazel Reeves and Orsi Cowell-Lehoczky- Digital Image

©2016-Cathy-Read- Society of Women Artists Summer Exhibition Charity evening Selfie with Hazel Reeves and Orsi Cowell-Lehoczky- Digital Image

Still have questions?

 

Why not drop me a line email cathy@cathyreadart.com

or, if you prefer to talk ring me on  +44 (0) 7818240116

 

My Studio is :

Unit 10, West Well Farm

Barton Road, Tingewick,

Buckinghamshire, MK18 4BD

UK

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Cathy S R Read at the 153rd Exhibition of the Society of Women Artists

Cathy’s distinctive paintings depict the geometric shapes and inherent patterns of architecture in a free, expressive style. Drawing inspiration for the paintings from time spent in London and other major cities, such as Manchester and Oxford. A self taught, her earlier paintings were predominantly circle based abstracts but 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 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 is a member of the Society of Women Artists exhibiting with them in London since 2013. She received the Barbara Tate Memorial Award in 2015. She has also shown with the Royal Watercolour Society in London.

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Biography

Cathy’s story began in Manchester, the youngest of four where money was tight. In this noisy and busy household, her free time was spent listening to music while drawing or painting. She was dissuaded from pursuing an art career, losing confidence in her ability after a family tragedy. She moved to Oxford and trained as an Occupational Therapist.

Jump forward many years, now a mother with a successful private practice working with children, She realised she had to give up the Occupational Therapy Practice and focus on her family. The plan was to reassess once her youngest started school. In the meantime, she rediscovered her love of art and what became a whole new career as an award winning artist.  Read the full story here

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