Manchester glows at night, especially around St Peter’s Square and Albert Square. Cities are at their best at night time. The lights never fail to turn the drabbest of scenes into magical spaces. Especially where the architecture is as stunning as Manchester Central Library and the Midland Hotel.
The story behind the painting
Art only comes to life when it’s on display but the first solo exhibition for an artist is a major step. Although I’ve had bigger events, my first one as Cathy Read “The Artist” was probably the most nerve wracking.
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
Inspired by the Poppies at the Tower of London installationin 2014 “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper. Art inspires art. As Armistice day approaches, in this Saturday Night Live Art Show, I’m remembering my visit to a moving tribute to those lost in conflict.
Artist Meditations on a painting I’m often asked about the stories behind my paintings. I’ve recently begun a practice of meditating on my art and writing down my thoughts. These are those thoughts edited slightly. Beginning with Albert Square. Colour takes on life of its own with this painting. Colours leech out of the constraints,