Painting of the South Bank of the Thames in London featuring City Hall - ©2019 Cathy Read 76 x 56 cm

Contemporary Architecture Paintings

These contemporary architecture paintings are snapshots. I look for contrasts where they occur: such as new buildings, with clean shapes and lines, alongside old decaying ones; or geometric architecture softened by nature over time.

Contemporary Architecture paintings of the Natural History Museum's main entrance in vibrant colours Natural History Gaffiti ©2018 - Cathy Read - Watercolour and Acrylic ink - £1,357
Natural History Gaffiti ©2018 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic ink

With these contemporary architecture paintings I look for perspectives that convey the scale of the buildings. That sense of Awe at their sheer size. By experimenting with angles, foreshortening and shapes, I seek the essence of the vision behind the creation and that childhood sense of looming where the building feels like it will topple on you.

Contemporary Architecture painting of the Etihad Stadium Manchester City Football groundManchester-Blue-Cathy-Read-81x61cm-©2018

Buildings reflect the dreams of the people who create them. By using an abstract technique I capture that dreamlike quality. The masking fluid creates a linear structure which holds together the fluid and energetic paint and ink shapes. The ink, especially, allows mini explosions of colour which evolve during the drying process.

Interview during Bucks Art weeks 2019


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