Cathy Read

Cathy Read Landscape artist of the year series 2016 and 2017

Contemporary artist Cathy creates urban landscape paintings that reflect city life in all its glory

Cathy used art to develop fine motor skills in children when working as an occupational therapist. Realising the artist dream remained during a career break, she decided to do it now or regret it. Since then, Cathy has tenaciously built her career, learning on the job.

Cathy’s style developed from predominantly circle based abstracts into urban landscapes, fuelled by a lifelong interest in buildings and rooted in a childhood dominated by giant cotton mills of Middleton, Manchester. Cathy exhibits around the UK, Europe, and is collected as far afield as Canada, Africa, and New Zealand. In 2021 she was selected for the 20th international Art Exchange Exhibition in Chiba, Japan.

Cathy regularly exhibits with the Society of Women Artists in London and was awarded the Barbara Tate Memorial Award in 2015. Her work is in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and corporate collections. She appeared on Landscape Artist of the Year in 2016 and 2017.

Cathy splatters paint and sings loudly in her Buckinghamshire Studio, when not steering a canal boat along the British waterways and wielding a windlass.