Contemporary Urban Paintings Portfolio

Contemporary Urban paintings ofManchester Central Painting of the Station - ©2019 - Cathy Read - Watercolour and Acrylic - 40 x 50 cm

Contemporary urban paintings with a unique perspective on metroploitan landscapes and bring city scenes to life. Fusing structured masking with expressive paintwork, iconic architecture is reborn.  Cathy Read captures the mood of the metropolis in her art.

The blown ink trails energise the buildings. Conveying a life force or electricity escaping the structures. Cathy’s paintings capture the dreams and ambitions that lead to creation of cities. Iconic structures intended to impress, they cannot help but influence the people who inhabit the spaces.

Contemporary Urban paintings of London Bridge. The people ignore you. They're wet, focused on their journey and avoiding the puddles, following a heavy downpour. Painting of London Bridge with pedestrians walking about, traffic crossing the bridge and the Walkie Talkie and Cheesegrater-©2020-Cathy-Read-Watercolour-and-Acrylic-41-x-50.6-cm
London Bridge -©2020-Cathy-Read-Watercolour-and-Acrylic-41-x-50.6-cm

London Paintings

Contemporary urban architecture paintings showing historic and modern architecture in dramatic and intimate style. Cathy focuses on London, looking for perspectives that convey the character of the city and the lasting impressions of those new to the city.

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Manchester Paintings

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Commissioned and Sold Paintings

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Modern Face of Oxford

Industrial Landscapes

A mix of locations, all these architecture paintings are inspired by industry. The grime and grit of a once glorious industrial heritage. These buildings are generally neglected, some restored and the rest repurposed. They have tales to tell and secrets to hide of the many lives that were affected by their presence. That’s the appeal of these historic structures, wondering what life was like for those who lived and worked in and around these buildings.

4950 Challenge

In 2018 I created 50 paintings inspired by features on buildings in and around Buckingham. These paintings are the result.

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The Milton Keynes Project

In 2012 I was commissioned by MK Fringe to create a series of paintings inspired by the architecture of the new city of Milton Keynes. These are the result.

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