Vrinda Read CV Vrinda Read is an artist living in Suffolk whose work is based on impressions from places she visits. She graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art & English in 1997 from Christchurch College, Canterbury, where she received the graduate painting prize. She is also a trained teacher of art.
Born in Wales, she has lived in China and France. She has travelled through much of Europe, South East Asia, and India. It is the experience of these places that forms the inspiration for her painting.
Through her work she seeks a visual language to show the essential elements of her subject matter. Landscapes of all kinds are often a stimulus in Vrinda’s work where she explores shape and colour to try to capture the essence of the scene.
Exhibitions & Projects Her paintings have been sold in London, Canterbury, Ipswich and Manningtree. She has also had work exhibited in The Air Gallery, Artique, and Greenwich Village Gallery, London and the Marlowe Centre, Canterbury. Since moving to Suffolk she has exhibited work in the D’Arcy Gallery and graham & oldham artists’ gallery in Ipswich and the North House Gallery in Manningtree.
In 2000 she gained a ‘Year of the Artist’ commission from the Arts Council for her project ‘Waterfront’: a residency which took place on Ipswich Docks, this resulted in a launch exhibition, of photographs taken by local people and paintings based on them at the Old Customs House, and poster displays at a variety of public spaces in the area. 2014 ‘In Praise of Shadows’, Earsham Street Gallery, Bungay 2012 Suffolk Open Studios Winter Exhibition, The Barn, Red House Yard, Thornham Magna, ‘North House Gallery Summer Show’, North House Galley, Manningtree, ‘Suffolk Open Studios Showcase Exhibition’, Blackthorpe Barn, Bury St Edmunds, 2012-13 ‘Lucca Watercolours’, Lucca Enoteca, Manningtree, Essex. An exhibition of watercolours of Lucca and Tuscany organised by North House Gallery, Manningtree 2007 ‘Suffolk Showcase’, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds 2005 ‘From Portugal to Penang’, North House Gallery, Manningtree, Essex, Suffolk Show Case Exhibition Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, The Mistley Thorn, Mistley, Essex
2003 “Europe!”, North House Gallery, Manningtree, Essex 2002 Graham & Oldham Artists’ Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk 2002 ‘Ipswich Art Society Annual Open Exhibition’, Corn Exchange, Ipswich 2001 ‘Ipswich docks’ D’Arcy Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk 2000 D’Arcy Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk
1997 Marlowe Centre, Canterbury, Kent
1998 Greenwich Village Gallery, London, Artique, Watford , Herts 1997 The Air Gallery, Dover Street, London