Cathy Read

Inspiring Architectural Creations

My paintings are snapshots, in time. A record of events as they happened. I look for contrasts where they occur: such as new buildings, with clean shapes and lines, alongside old decaying ones, or geometric architecture softened by natures influence.
Buildings reflect the dreams of the people who create them. By using an abstract technique, I capture that dreamlike quality. The masking fluid creates a linear structure which holds together fluid paint and energetic ink shapes. The latter allows mini explosions of colour which evolve during the drying process.
With these paintings I look for perspectives that convey the scale of the buildings. That sense of Awe at their sheer size. By experimenting with angles, foreshortening and shapes, I seek the essence of the vision behind their creation and that childhood sense of looming where the building feels like it will topple on you.


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