Born in Ruatahuna in 1951, Kathryn Madill graduated from the Canterbury University School of Art in 1971 with a major in printmaking. Kathryn’s arts practice includes painting and printmaking specialising in the mezzotint technique, characterised by its moody atmosphere and richly saturated colour.
Kathryn’s new mezzotints and monoprints evoke a haunting imaginary world of mysterious characters. “I was drawing people hanging around in the landscape in my black and white monoprints and started to introduce blue into the skies. From that blue colour I decided they were waiting for a blue train, and so the images for these monoprints and the series of mezzotints have grown from that idea. The mezzotints are train windows, either looking into the train or out from the train at the scenery going by.”