Roderic Graeme Read

Born Newport 1956

Foundation Course Newport 1977/78

Newport College of Art, Fine Art 1978/81

Bristol College of Art 1981/83

I work mostly with charcoal drawing, oil painting and printmaking. I am interested in the play of light and shadows, which could be portrayed in a city or town and also in the landscape, such as the Raet National Park at Hove, in Norway. which is where I now live and run an open studio and gallery, Hove Atelier, with my artist wife Janne Rebecca Read. I have illustrated the book ‘Regnbuedragen’, which was written by my wife.

Even though my artwork to an extent is naturalistic in expression, I tend to compose my images and create a theatrical sense where I wish to convey emotionally a place bordering between fantasy and reality.

I have exhibited my work in Europe and North America in galleries such as the National Portrait Gallery, London, National Museum of Wales, The Mall Gallery in London, Tegnerforbundet gallery in Oslo and the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Cricket Hill Gallery New York.


Welsh Printmakers Award

Cleveland United Kingdom, International Drawing Biennale, Prizewinner

Southern Norway’s Annual Exhibition of Art, Travel Award