Kathryn is no astronomer, neither does she profess to be a photographer. Nevertheless, each of the paintings in her ‘Wonderment’ collection might carry the subtext, ‘This is not a photograph’ such is the realism displayed in her portrayal of galaxies, planets and the northern lights.
This is not an entirely new venture for her as it was her ‘Nightlight’ paintings which first displayed her fascination with space. But ‘Wonderment’ shows significant development in her technique and understanding of celestial bodies whilst also borrowing elements of her ‘Kaleidoscopic’ and ‘Contemplation’ painting collections.
Using the finest materials on the planet, notably handmade pure pigment oil paint on the finest Berge linen stretched over tulip wood. The colour and texture is achieved by building layer on layer so the painting will appear to be different depending on the light source.
“The paintings are not about me, ultimately they are for you. What I create is simply a starting point which allows you to feel a response from spending time with the painting, and your experience will be different each time.”