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Battersea Reflections -©2019- Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic 50 x 40 cm
Charing Cross – ©2019 – Cathy Read -watercolour and acrylic ink-51-x-41cm
RA Railings – Cathy Read – ©2019 – Watercolour and Acrylic – 56x42cm
Walkie Talkie – ©2019 – Cathy Read – 50x40cm
Across the glowing bridge – ©2019 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic – 40 x 50cm
Portcullis House – ©2019 – Cathy Read
Royal Opera House – ©2019 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic – 56x76cm
Whispering Glass-©2018-Cathy Read-Watercolour and Acrylic ink-50x40cm
Fortnum and Mason-Cathy Read-81-x-61cm- ©2018
Natural History Gaffiti ©2018 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic ink
London Eye – ©2017 – Cathy Read – 91×61 cm – Acrylic on paper on board
London Maps- ©2016 Cathy Read-Watercolour-and-Acrylic – 56x76cm
Sloane Square at Night -©2017 – Cathy Read – watercolour and Acrylic Ink – 56 x 76 cm – £1237 framed
London Icons – ©2016 Cathy Read-Watercolour-and-Acrylic – 76cm x 56cm
The Haymarket – ©2017-Cathy-Read-watercolour and acrylic ink-56x76cm – £1247
City Hall London- ©2013-Cathy-Read-Watercolour-and-Acrylic-55-x-75-cm
Gracechurch-Street- ©2017-Cathy-Read-Watercolour-and-Acrylic-ink 40 x 50cam
The Lloyds Building – ©2012 – Cathy Read – Mixed media-75x55cm –
Fleet Street Express Building – ©2016 Cathy Read -Watercolour and acylic ink – 56 x 76.5cm
Goodnight Thames – ©2014 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic – 54×74 cm
The Life of London Churches – ©2012 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and acrylic ink – 56x76cm
Life and death on the Thames -©2017-Cathy-Read-Watercolour-and-acrylic-ink-56-x-76-cm
Light at the End of the Tunnel – ©2015-Cathy Read-Watercolour-and-Acrylic-50×40-cm
Gherkin Abstract – ©2014 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic ink on canvas – 102 x 81cm – £1500 unframed
Impossible roots – ©2014 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic – 55 x 75 cm
The Weight of the Eye ©2015 – Cathy Read -Watercolour and Acrylic – 75 x 56 cm
Millennium Vision – ©2011- Cathy Read – 38x28cm- Watercolour and acrylic ink- £570 framed
Anonymous in the City – ©2013 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic- 40 x 50 cm – £570 framed
Timeless Design- ©2012-Cathy-Read-Watercolour and acrylic ink -50-x-40-cm. – £570 framed
Gherkin – ©2015 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and acrylic ink
Ground Star – ©2014 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic – 28 x38cm
Under the Gherkin – ©2013 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic – 38 x 28 cm
Hi Mum, Just Called to say…- ©2014 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic on paper-30 x 21 cm – £206 framed
The Cheesegrater Couples©2018-Cathy-Read- 50 x 40cm – £577
Haymarket-Corner – October – Cathy-Read- ©2018-Watercolour and Acrylic-40x 50cm – £577
English-National-Opera-Cathy Read – 61×61-cm-©2018 – £1028
Big Ben – ©2018- Cathy Read – 61 x 61cm Watercolour and acrylic ink
Looming-London-Architecture- ©2016-Cathy Read-Watercolour-and-Acrylic-50-x-40-cm – £577
Marylebone Station – ©2017 – Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic – 51 x 61cm
Forget Paris, London is for lovers
London architecture has a romance of its own.
I find the inspiration for these London paintings during walks around city.
Sometimes I make a special trip to focus on one area, like the Gherkin or Lloyds building. at other times, I happen upon things and use my phone, Like Bobbies on Bicycles or Taxi Marathon. I look for things that can be easily overlooked.
The types of things you might remember on a first date. Gazing up you see details that are often missed by the city dweller going about their day. Reflections of surrounding architecture in glass, for example. Or that sense of looming you get as a child, when you feel as though the buildings will topple over, even though they’ve been standing for years. And some London architecture has been standing for many years.
London City is a global arts centre
People come here to enjoy the night-life, culture, museums, history, galleries, scenery, romantic meals, pageantry… the list goes on. Rarely am I interested in a view, it’s a dream that catches my eye.
The iconic buildings designed to impress, make a statement above mere functionality. And here are plenty of those in London Architecture. The details that may be an afterthought or an essential element of the construction. I take the solid functional materials (bricks, concrete, glass…) and using a series of watercolour and ink processes turn them into fluid and impressionistic creations.
My work is inspired by patterns and habits (or patterns of behaviour).
I see these patterns in everyday structures; such as the roof supports of railway stations, brickwork, patterns on the pavement. They are the signs of the passage of time, of the influence man has on his environment, of change and the slow, relentless passing of time. I’m also influenced by perspective; how the world is very different when we look up or down on things, or see things through or alongside nearby objects, such as the framing of a window, railings receding into the distance or a simple sign.
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