ARCHIVE: May demo: Urban landscape

16th May, 7.30pm – Live demo by Cathy Read SWA

Urban landscape in acrylic/ink


Contemporary artist, Cathy Read SWA, draws with masking fluid, creating urban landscape paintings that reflect city life in all its glory. From the ground-breaking designs of cutting-edge architecture, to the decaying remnants of a glorious past – all are lovingly embraced in images full of detail, using the vibrant colours of watercolour and acrylic ink.

Her style developed from early, predominantly circle-based abstracts into urban landscapes – fuelled by a lifelong interest in buildings and rooted in a childhood dominated by the giant cotton mills of Middleton, Manchester.

She exhibits widely and appeared on Sky Arts 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.

ARCHIVE: May demo: Urban landscape

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