What people are saying about Cathy Read’s Art – commissions

BAHLSEN UK & IRELAND RANDALL HOUSE, CHALFONT ST PETER UNITED KINGDOM by - Cathy Read - Watercolour and Acrylic - 80 x 130cm ©2018

Commissioned work:-


After buying “Paved with Gold” the painting as a gift for S – “S will appreciate it, especially your explanation of the origins of the painting. I have been looking at the painting every day and it makes me imagine so many things. Must remember to take it down and re-wrap it before he arrives! “

After giving “Paved with Gold”to S “one day S phoned me to say he was living the painting as he walked along Gracechurch St. when the sun was gleaming on the wet road. “

Elaine De Molina

Painting of the Royal Latin School, Buckingham to commemorate the 600 year anniversary / Centenary. The paintings shows the progression of architecture from the oldest to the new Discovery Centre built to mark the event. Royal Latin School - Building on 600 years - ©2013-Cathy Read - Watercolour and Acrylic ink - 43 x 106cm = SOLD
Royal Latin School – Building on 600 years – ©2013-Cathy Read – Watercolour and Acrylic ink – 43 x 106cm = SOLD

‘I am delighted to accept this special painting from Cathy, which she has very kindly spent her valuable time working on. We are really pleased to be able to display an artwork by such a well-respected artist, and one that depicts the evolution of the Royal Latin so well.’
Headteacher of The Royal Latin School, David Hudson (Commissioned painting)

Painting of the Cheesegrater building on Fenchurch Street in London ©2014 - Cathy Read - Cheesegrater - Watercolour and Acrylic - 38x28 cm
©2014 – Cathy Read – Cheesegrater – Watercolour and Acrylic – 38×28 cm

“The picture has arrived ! I am very pleased with it! I really love the colours and the way that the building soars up on high.”

Penny Culverhouse (Commissioned painting)

“There are watercolours and there are Watercolours with Attitude.”

Open Studios Visitor 2016

“Cathy’s talent is evident from the range of art she creates, from traditional watercolour, to beautiful modern abstracts and fantastic caricatures. In needing 3 very different pieces as leaving gifts, Cathy was able to provide 2 gorgeous paintings of different styles and produced a superb caricature within 4 days. She framed and bubble-wrapped each piece, and the recipients were delighted with their individual and unique presents. Thank you, Cathy!”

Naomi Martell Bundock

Chrysanthemums - ©2009-Cathy Read -38x28cm-Mixed-media-on-paper
Chrysanthemums – ©2009-Cathy Read -38x28cm-Mixed-media-on-paper

“I asked Cathy to draw a caricature for me to give to my girlfriend as a birthday present. She was fantastic, doing it in a very small time frame at really late notice. I was delighted with the result and more importantly my girlfriend loved it too. It sits proudly on display in our house and is a unique present that we will treasure forever. “

Ben Clucas (Commissioned painting)


Centre of Attention – SOLD”Cathy has provided 3 pictures for me, they have all been very accurate, great details, fabulous use of colours and materials. Great idea’s and inspiration … with the results being more than 1st class and the receiver being more than over the moon with pictures.” September 21, 2009

Tricia Hill

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