Contemporary Urban Paintings Portfolio
Contemporary urban paintings with a unique perspective on metropolitan 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.
Dramatic paintings of Cathy’s home town. A city with a proud heritage and ambitious dreams which are reflected in its architecture.
These paintings were initially part of a commission to create paintings of the modern Oxford Colleges and show a side of the city unfamiliar to the outsider. Later pieces have included more of the historic buildings.
In 2018 I created 50 paintings inspired by features on buildings in and around Buckingham. These paintings are the result.