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Lost and Abandoned in the City – Original Painting


Lost and Abandoned in the City – An original painting by Cathy Read. Created in England in 2016. The painting includes a certificate of authenticity.

Framing: The painting is 40 cm high x 50 cm wide and is is currently unframed. Framing will be arranged in white square profile frame with double mount off white and dark grey – framed size is approx 58cm high x 68cm wide.  Please allow up to three weeks for framing.

Framed images are for guidance only and may differ slightly from the actual framing.

Care: Display under glass. Keep painting away from moisture, heat and bright lights or direct sunlight

All copyrights are retained by the artist, and the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.


Availability: In stock

Lost and Abandoned in the City – Original Painting

About the Image:

I saw this abandoned bicycle driving through Central Manchester in July 2015. Looking at the resulting pictures, the figures on this one also seemed lost. It reflected my mood at the time. The photo I used was taken when we were returning home after my mother’s funeral.
There had been a lot of changes,in the ensuing months and while I’m all for change as it helps us grow, it can feel overwhelming.
We can all feel lost in the crowd or abandon things that were once important to us.
Or we can feel abandoned….
Just like that bicycle!
I wonder if anyone will reclaim it?
I hope so…

In 2022 I returned to meditate on the painting and shared some of those thoughts in the video below.

Creation: Masking fluid is painted onto watercolour paper to create an image. This is covered with a watercolour wash and covered with clingfilm. The picture is further developed using acrylic inks once the film is removed. The masking is removed after several layers are added and allowed to dry. Revealing the final picture.


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