Kathryn Carter is a visual artist based in Tamaki Makarau Auckland and Te Tai Tokerau Northland. She is a landscape painter and Architect, completing her degree at Auckland University when Pat Hanly and Claudia Pond Eyley, based at Elam, tutored drawing at Auckland University Architecture School. After many years of contextual landscape drawing at University, she continued to work and draw as a registered Architect and has a studio at Railway Street Gallery + Studios in Auckland and on the Tutukaka Coast.
Her creative practice is influenced by her interest in observational studies of headland and island landforms, the sea and sky conditions and how they change with light, weather and atmosphere in short timeframes.
‘This work has led me to observe that these environments are extremely fragile and can change very quickly without warning from the influence of external conditions.‘
Kathryn has has been a finalist in 5 national art awards and has won the Marlborough Art Society Prize in the Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards. She has had 5 solo shows.
In 2023 she was appointed a judge for the NZIA awards Auckland and Northland Jury Panel. She is represented by Megan Dickinson Gallery in Northland and Railway Street Gallery in Auckland.
She paints in watercolour and acrylic on paper and watercolour pencil, acrylic and oil on panel.