If not now, when?

If not now, when?

Inside the Dance

Drawing dancers, endeavoring to capture the essence of their art, this selection charts my relationship with the dancer behind the scenes in the studio and on stage.

Inside the Dance

Absence and Presence

My ‘Burnt Wood’ drawings seem to offer internal spaces to explore, glimpses of the secret life of things evolving in a place we cannot see. The ‘Absence and Presence’ work evoke the transformative nature of the process of mourning.

Absence and Presence

Colour Moves

The ‘Colour Moves’ series stems from on-site research into the mystery of the Inca stonework. At first sight seemingly still, these works are constantly changing in depth and tone and feeling in response to even barely perceptible changes in the light.

Colour Moves

'What makes art so good to live with' - 2011

'Full of mystery and menace, Read’s haunting groupings contain the contradictory imminences of childhood: its anxiety of isolation, its incidental violence, its consolation of beauty - John Lahr, Senior drama critic, The New Yorker'.

'What makes art so good to live with' - 2011

New Horizons

These paintings are a response to the countries and cultures that have opened up new horizons for me.

New Horizons

Resurrection, Incarnation

Resurrection, Incarnation

Annunciation: Recollection and Renewal

Varying in process, materials and meaning, these works in oil and watercolour are built up through many layers. The dark tones resonate against the brighter, livelier colours deep within creating a dialogue with their own past.

Annunciation: Recollection and Renewal

'In a different light' 2010-11

Varying in process, materials and meaning, these works in oil and watercolour are built up through many layers. The dark tones resonate against the brighter, livelier colours deep within creating a dialogue with their own past.

'In a different light' 2010-11