About Sue Read

Cornish Artist, Crooklets Beach, Bude Sue is a Cornish artist who is totally at home painting in her native Cornwall. She is inspired by moving skies and the various moods of the Atlantic ocean.

Working in a lofty barn studio in a stunning location, Sue creates large seascapes and coastscapes in various media.

With a sense of ‘all the elements in motion’, it is said that my work represents all that is beautiful but also raw about the coast of North Cornwall as I create conversations in paint”

Cornish Seascapes and Coastscapes

A keen walker of the coast path, there is no shortage of inspiration. The colours and shapes change daily with the seasons.

Painting the coast often starts by working outdoors. Inks and bamboo pens give structure and tone to loose sketches as colour memories are explored on the canvas back in the studio.

Cornish Art Scene

Sue has established her place on the Cornish art scene with endorsements from the likes of Jill Stein.  Five successful solo shows include ‘Mordros, the sound of the Sea’, ‘Colours of a Tangled Coastline’ and ‘The View from the Shore’

Working with interior designers and hotels on high end projects within Cornwall, Sue takes commissions working very closely with clients.

Current artwork can currently be viewed at her studio with paintings  also hanging  at Steins Fish Restaurant, Porthleven and Bude’s fish restaurant ‘Life’s A Beach.  Sue is an active part of the #cruelandcurious ;  an art collective pop up show held in conjunction with the National Trust.

All images are copyright of the artist. Please do not copy to other websites without Sue’s personal permission, unless you copy and paste the url.



“I love Sue’s paintings. I am drawn to them because they are so familiar to me. I love the beach and sea paintings as much as I love her winter paintings. They are so atmospheric.”

Jill Stein, Padstow

“Sue’s work is so identifiable as Cornwall, she picks up the colours of our North Cornish Coast brilliantly, and on top of that she’s an absolute pleasure to deal with, nothing is too much trouble!”

Cathryn Bishop, Cornish Interiors