Cathy Read

Cathy Read

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  Artist: Cathy Read
 Live in: Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Cathy S R Read is a member of the Society of Women Artists and exhibits with them and the Royal Watercolour Society in London. Cathy has exhibited and sold her work internationally. Commissioned by Oxford University Press, her work illustrates the 2016 Oxford Almanack published Nov 2015. She is also a published author and her book The Milton Keynes Project is available on Amazon. How are the works created? When Cathy brings out the salt, cling film and straws you would be forgiven for thinking you were watching a cooking demonstration. So how does Cathy cook up a painting? First she goes on a photo shoot which could take her anywhere. Back in the studio she selects an image from the resulting photographs. From this she creates a sketch. Then, using a tool called a ruling pen, she draws over all the lines with masking fluid. At this stage is looks messy but when it’s dry, the real fun starts. Watercolour paint and acrylic inks are used to transform the geometric drawing with colour and texture. Further colour is drizzled on in the form of acrylic inks. After adding a sprinkle of salt and wrapping it in cling film, the paint is left overnight to marinate. Then the final touches are added using more ink and straws. She blows the ink gently to release fluid tendrils about the page. Once dry the painting undergoes a final magical transformation as the masking is removed. Et Voila! Cathy’s paintings appeal to unique and diverse individuals and can even bridge a taste difference between couples! A “Cathy Read” painting transforms your home by creating a focal point that continues to fascinate and intrigue for years to come. These stunning works of art create a space for all to enjoy. Originally a qualified Occupational Therapist, Cathy started her art career in 2008. Self taught, her earlier paintings were predominantly circle based abstracts and then developed into urban landscapes fuelled by a lifelong interest in buildings. This evolution was only natural following a childhood dominated by the giant mills of the Cotton industry in the North. Cathy’s distinctive paintings depict the geometric shapes and inherent patterns of architecture in a free, expressive style and the colour keeps drawing your eyes. The inspiration for the paintings that your eyes feast upon comes from time spent in London and other major cities, such as Manchester and Oxford.