Take a Trip to Marylebone…

Painting of the Icon Daily Express building on Fleet StreetFleet Street Express Building - ©2016 Cathy Read -Watercolour and acylic ink - 56 x 76.5cm - £1200
Fleet Street Express Building – ©2016 Cathy Read -Watercolour and acylic ink – 56 x 76.5cm – £1200

With artist Cathy Read and tour London through an Art Exhibition. At The Stables at Claydon House in Buckinghamshire starting on 6th to 14th October (closed Thursday and Friday) You will see London through a series of Abstract Architecture Paintings with an auditory narrative by the artist.

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My paintings are snapshots, I look for contrasts where they occur: such as new buildings, with clean shapes and lines, alongside old decaying ones; or geometric architecture softened by nature over time

Buildings reflect the dreams of the people who create them. By using an abstract technique I capture that dreamlike quality. The masking fluid creates a linear structure which holds together the fluid and energetic paint and ink shapes. The ink, especially, allows mini explosions of colour which evolve during the drying process.

With these paintings I am looking for perspectives that convey the scale of the buildings. That sense of Awe at their sheer size. By experimenting with angles, foreshortening and shapes, I seek the essence of the vision behind their creation and that childhood sense of looming where the building feels like it will topple on you.


Painting of Manchester-Central-Library-watecolour-and-acrylic-ink
Manchester-Central-Library-watecolour-and-acrylic-ink ©2017- Cathy Read – £550



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