Meditations on Paintings

Urban painting of an ambulance called Emergency Run by Cathy Read ©2016 watercolour and acrylic ink painting

Everyday Drama in an Urban Painting

Speeding through the City Street. An ambulance on an emergency run dominates this urban painting. The bright yellow and blue vehicle hurtles past, on the opposite carriageway, heading to a shout. Its yellow paintwork reflecting on the surrounding walls. Although it doesn’t seem to hurry at all, does it? Frozen in time, it’s ever on …

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Painting of Deansgate in Manchester by artist Cathy Read featuring new Tower blocks, cars and railway bridge

Deansgate Painting – Musing on a Dark City

Urban Romance Cities have romantic charm at night. The dark shadows in low light hide the flaws painfully obvious in the harsh light of day. In this Deansgate painting, the coloured lights seem like fairy lights on a Christmas tree. Shadows merge shapes, and the imagination can often offer interesting and unnerving interpretations, of what …

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