Oil painting Momentum 2001 – 2010

Date: April 5, 2017 Category:

Momentum oil painting Exhibition 2010

Momentum was the name I gave an exhibition of this work in 2010. It consisted of a selection of paintings I started in 2001 after I returned from freelancing as an editor and motion graphic artist in Sydney. After years of painting and sketching I discovered my love of learning to to paint. Over the years as my skill progressed the work changed and I was infatuated by loosing my self in long nights of painting and the frustration of high detail. Its difficult to say Ill work like this again as Im always exploring new challenges.

Shane Sutton Either way
Either way 80x100cm
Key 80x100cm
9 to 5 80x100cm
Other way 80x100cm
Harrys spine 80x100cm
Next 80x100cm
Revolver 80x100cm

Dublin 5005 – 2007

This group of work was made with reference of lving back in Dublin, when I  lived in Portotbello. The work took on a whole new set of colours for me to work with.

thomasreads
Tapas (Barcelona) 60x80cm
Window Study 80x60cm
Funkycar_portobello
Thomas Reads Dublin
Thomas Reads
Scooter gang 80x80cm
Car Park Portobello 100x80cm
Scooter gang 100x130cm
Reflecting in Ricks 130cmx100cm

New York work

Working over the previous paintings got me to this stage where I explored the colours and my learning of drawing mechanical objects. For me it was the challenge of learning and painting reflective surfaces and trying to achieve a photorealistic element while retaining a painting style.

Wet Bus 60x80cm
Railway 60x80cm
Wet Fiish 80x80cm
Double W 80x80cm
Subway 100x70cm
New York Press 100x70cm
Endline 100x70cm
Off road 100x100cm