"I am drawn to the land and light , its effects on the sea and sky and how beautiful and fragile it is changing in an instant."
Kathryn Carter captures in her paintings the ephemeral nature of light as it shifts through the day altering space and landforms. Kathryn has always been drawn to colour and this attraction is evident in her art practice. The bright crisp clear tints present on a summer's day through to the moody muted shifting tones seen at dusk.
Kathryn draws and paints from observation in situ. She has two studios - one in Tamaki Makarau Auckland and the other in Te tai Tokerau Northland.
She is a registered architect completing her degree at Auckland University School of Architecture where she won the Vernon Browne Memorial Prize for drawing. Her painting has won national art awards including first place in the Marlborough National Art Award, and has been a finalist with four of her works three times in the National Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award and a finalist in the Waikato Art and Waiheke Art Awards .
Kathryn paints on archival paper, stretched linen and panel.