Meditations on Paintings

Painting of the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford by Artist Cathy Read featuring the historic building reflected in puddles

Sheldonian Theatre Reflections Meditation

Sheldonian Theatre Reflections in puddles on Broad Street. Oxford has some impressive edifices, especially on Broad Street right in the university’s heart. The Theatre has been the proud location of graduations and performances, recitals and you name it – a hub of cultural activity aligned with Oxford’s rich cultural heritage. The theatre has steadfastly served …

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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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Painting of Stevenson Square with the graffitiBees - 50 x 40cm ©2019 Cathy Read

Stevenson Square Bees.

STEVENSON SQUARE BEES Stevenson Square Bees. The humble worker bee is a famous Manchester symbol and city emblem spanning over 150 years.  In the 18th and 19th Centuries, Manchester was at the Industrial Revolution’s very heart – colloquially known as “Cottonopolis” because of the vast cotton fabric production. The Mancunian factories were sometimes referred to …

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