Milton Keynes Project


The Milton Keynes Project

The Milton Keynes Project was commissioned in January 2012 following a conversation with Jessica Rost of Fringe MK. Planned as a series of 20 paintings inspired by Milton Keynes the aim was to reflect the life of this dynamic city and show a cultured side to an often maligned place.

Painting of the Food Court in Milton Keynes
Watching the Urban Forager – ©2012 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and acrylic ink- 50x40cm
The 12 of the paintings were initially shown in Project Space in Midsummer Place in 2012, with a further exhibition at Xscape 2013-2014.
Here are the 20 paintings.

What next for the Milton Keynes Project?

Each painting has a story behind it’s selection, some fantastical and others grounded in the reality of living in a “New Town”
There is now a book detailing the project’s creation, it contains images all 20 paintings plus the reference photos used and lots of work-in-progress shots. There’s also a breakdown of the process I used to create all the pieces and a biography.

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