Contestant in Sky Arts "Landscape Artist of the Year" 2016.
Shortlisted for the Artists and Illustrators "Artist of the Year" 2017
Exhibition is 23-28th January at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London.
1-30th April, 2016 - Horizon Framing, Claydon Estate,
Cathy has been dubbed the Master of Masking and the Sultan of Splash. Her paintings depict the geometric shapes and inherent patterns of architecture in a free, expressive style which rely heavily on the use of masking techniques. The inspiration for the paintings coming from time spent in London and other major cities, such as Manchester and Oxford.
Cathy Read is an international artist and was awarded the Barbara Tate Memorial Award by the Society of Women Artists for her Body of Work in 2015. She has exhibited with the SWA since 2013, becoming a member in 2015. She has also exhibited with the Royal Watercolour Society. She was a contestant in the 2016 Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year Competition. Shortlisted for the Artists and Illustrators "Artist of the Year" award 2017.
Qualified as an Occupational Therapist, Cathy Read started her art career in 2008. A self taught artist, her earlier paintings were predominantly circle based abstracts. She developed her distinctive style around this time before venturing into urban landscapes. An interest fuelled by a lifelong fascination with buildings. This evolution was only natural following a childhood dominated by the giant mills of the Cotton industry in the North of England.
Commissions: 2015 Oxford University Press illustration for the 2016 Oxford Almanack, now in the Ashmolean, Oxford.
2013:Royal Latin School, Buckingham. Painting marking 600 years as school.