About Sue Read

Cornish artist Sue Read 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.

My work represents all that is beautiful but also raw about the coast of North Cornwall as I create conversations in paint. ”

Cornish artist painting on the coast

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.  A very intuitive process led by the paint allowing the image to appear giving it an vibrant energy of it’s own.

A true Cornish Artist

Sue has established her place on the Cornish art scene as a true Cornish artist with endorsements from the likes of Jill Stein.  Six successful solo shows have included  ‘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 also commissions working very closely with clients as well as many homeowners in North Cornwall and further afield.

Visitors are welcome to come to the studio (please phone first) to see firsthand new works along with    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 and also a North Cornwall Makers group called ‘Ingenious Pursuits‘, a collective of furniture makers, potters and artists.

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