About Sue Read

A true Cornish Artist

Cornish artist, Sue Read,


Sue has established her place on the Cornish art scene as a true Cornish artist.  Seven successful solo shows have included  ‘Mordros, the sound of the Sea’, ‘Colours of a Tangled Coastline’ and ‘The View from the Shore’

The Process

My paintings come from the heart. I have lived here all my life and feel a deep rootedness to my landscape. Every day, the weather, the light and the seasons have an impact on what I see. I can’t wait to create more art back in the studio from sketches and remembered images.  I love working on a large scale as my barn studio allows me the space and use acrylics, ink and oils on board, canvas and aluminium.  I would describe my style as expressive as I like to give my work a sense of place but with the elements in motion’ 

The Mill BarnCornish artist studio Cornwall

Visitors are always welcome to the Mill Barn studio (please phone first) to see firsthand new works.  Sue prefers to self promote with solo shows, open studio events and group shows.

Sue is an active part of the #cruelandcurious  art collective in conjunction with the National Trust. And a North Cornwall collective of furniture makers, potters and artists called ‘Ingenious Pursuits‘. Sue was also instrumental in the design, construction and completion of the Bude roundabout project 

Working with interior designers such as Jill Stein and Cathryn Bishop on high end projects within Cornwall, Sue also takes also commissions. She works very closely with clients as well as many homeowners in North Cornwall and further afield. See more about commissioning a painting here.

Currently individual work can also be seen in the following restaurants St. Tudy Inn and     Steins Fish Restaurant, Porthleven .



All images are copyright of the artist. Please do not copy to other websites without Sue’s personal permission, and always include the page 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