Cathy Read

Cathy Read re-imagines iconic architecture using explosive, colourful drops and trails of paint, held together with a structure of white lines. She exhibits with the Society of Women Artists in London and was awarded the Barbara Tate Memorial Award in 2015. Her work is in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and corporate collections. She appeared on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2016 and 2017. Originally from Manchester Cathy now lives in a chapel near Buckingham which she converted with her husband. She lives close enough to London to get her Urban Architecture fix when needed.

Painting of reflections in the pond at Battersea Park by Cathy Read.

Battersea Park

Man and nature are sadly often at loggerheads but that is not the whole affair.  During both the First and Second World Wars allotments were tended in Battersea Park to grow much needed fruit and vegetables. After the Second World War the Festival Pleasure Gardens were created in Battersea Park for the Festival of Britain. …

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Painting of Regent Street in London by Cathy Read featuring red London buses and black taxis or cabs.

Regent Street

“It will quite eclipse Napoleon.” – said the Prince Regent on seeing architect Nash’s plans for Regent Street in 1811. A sinuous path draws your eye through this Regent Street painting – reminiscent of the intended royal thoroughfare and the world’s first purpose-built shopping centre. As the curved railings meet the road, it carves a …

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