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.

Contemporary watercolour and acrylic ink painting of Westminster Bridge & lively cityscape by Cathy Read.

Impressions of Westminster Bridge

Cathy Read’s painting, ‘Westminster Bridge – Impressions of Westminster’ had a working title of ‘Westminster Bridge’: descriptive, safe, and boring.  Although dissatisfied with it, nothing better came to Cathy’s mind. But as she meditated on the painting more deeply, ‘Impressions of Westminster’ came to her. A suitable name when considering one of London’s more contentious …

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