Cornwall Paintings

  Layering the unique Cornish light and with a sensitive use of colour, my artwork capture the seas, coast and skies of the  north coast of Cornwall. With influences of Rose Hilton, Joan Eardley and Bonnard in my painting, I filter out what is important  from my daily walks, sea swimming and glimpses of the coast. 

Large wave paintings come from being very close to nature in the sea. The large vistas and panoramas explore the fantastic Cornish light and every changing weather, finding the colour in the sky, sea and foreground taking a more detailed look at the tangled coastline of Cornish hedges and gorse. 

This year I was delighted to have featured on the Rick Steins Cornwall made by the BBC.

My work is in demand and I do not ‘churn out’ paintings.  Each piece has it’s own story and requires time to develop and be completed to my satisfaction.   People on my mailing list will have the first opportunity to see and purchase, so I highly recommend you sign up to my Newsletter and add my email to your safe senders list. 

There is also a collection of exclusive limited prints . Available as archival quality giclee paper prints or  made up as a stretched canvas and finished in a white tray frame.


Wave painting Cornwall Sue Read cornish artist
Dancing Seas, Crooklets 

Acrylic on canvas 120 cm x 50 cm £2800    SOLD

Dark and Stormy, Seascape Sue Read, Cornwall
Dark and Stormy

Acrylic on canvas 100 cm x 50 cm £2,000   SOLD

Atmospheric Cornish seascape by Sue Read
Enlightenment, North Cornwall

Acrylic on canvas £2,800  SOLD

The wild seas of North Cornwall painting in February by Sue Read

Acrylic on canvas 120 cm x 78 cm £3,950  SOLD

One More Sunset in Cornwall painting by Cornish artist Sue Read

100 cm x 50 cm Acrylic on Canvas  SOLD

Summerleaze beach Bude painting by Sue Read

Acrylic on Canvas 120 cm x 50 cm £2,500  SOLD

Sunset over a Cornish beach with a wave breaking on the shore

Acrylic on Canvas 90 x 60 cm SOLD

Wind and surf seascape by Sue Read, Cornwall

Acrylic on canvas £2,500 SOLD

Porthcothan Blues

Featured on Rick Steins Cornwall Series 2, Painted in situ on the beach and finished in the studio.

 Click on image for more info. Original not for sale but large paper and canvas prints available.

High Seas, Crooklets Beach 

Painted for Bude Sea Pool Auction ,  May 11 – 13th Will send more details to those on my mailing list in April. 

Prints available with 20% of sales going to Bude Sea Pool.  Click on image for more info

Morning Light at Northcott Mouth

 SOLD   (will be available to view at  pending exhibition in the Spring) 

Prints available. Click on image for more info

Dawn over Cambeak, Crackington SOLD

100cm square oil on canvas framed 

Walking the high cliffs around Crackington Haven, with lovely vistas and moving skies

 Come What May SOLD

Oil on canvas 100 cm square framed   

Oil painting on canvas in a tray frame.  For more info, click on the image.  Prints available

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Some Time in May, Cornwall

80cm square canvas in  a tray frame 


Also painted from my walks in May in lockdown when the gorse was at it’s best.

Summer in the Air

80cm  square oil on canvas framed

  Not For Sale Paper and Canvas prints available.

From those early months of lockdown walks towards Northcott Mouth .

Click on the image for more info

Wave painting, force of nature
A Force of Nature

100 x 50cm  acrylic on canvas framed SOLD

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A Life of It’s Own

80 x 40 cm acrylic on canvas framed  SOLD

Surf art Cornwall, Sue Read artist, Bude artist, Wave painting

Large wave study 120cm wide . Large tumbling wave painted in the studio whilst listening to Insomnia by Faithless.


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Shorebreak III

Number Three in the Shorebreak Series.  This wave is Crooklets Beach, in Bude.  100cm x 50cm


Seascape with waves and blue skies
Catching the Light    SOLD

120 x 60 oil on canvas framed 

From the warm walks of this year around Widemouth Bay in the shimmering grasses of early summer

If a painting you like here has already sold, you might like to consider a beautiful uv protected canvas print or a giclee paper print.  Please get in touch to enquire or look at the ‘Buy a Print‘ page