Leaving Hammersmith


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Original Painting sold unframed.
In this painting, Cathy Read captures the disorientating moments as traffic speeds by as you leave a Hammersmith Apollo performance on a wet Saturday evening. The heavy rain has stopped but the ground is still wet from the downpour. The shiny pavement reflects all the lights glowing amidst the trees, on the cars and bus.
Brilliant Hammersmith Apollo

Dark yet brilliant, with jewel-like colours. Ruby red, emerald green, blue sapphires in gold settings. Bright lights twinkle as cars, racing to the next set of traffic lights, blur past. They throw up water spray as they travel along. Shapes merge into one another, rainy reflections add to the confusion as colours on vehicles flow down the image.

In one long sweep, the road curves to the right. Bordered by railings; stark black objects outlined against startling lights and reflections. The tarmac and paving slabs glisten with moisture. Fluid water masks outlines and shapes. The pavement follows this curve and is itself bounded by the railings –forcing our senses to return to the concrete world after an evening of flighty fantastical entertainment. A line of yellow striped bollards leaves the impression of bees, or small soldiers on duty, standing in line and waiting for instructions to guide us back to safe reality.
Solitary Alone

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Dimensions 41 × 59.4 cm

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