Kathryn M. Niles

Landscape, figure, and still life are timeless, universal, venerable motifs that compel regular and continued examination. I approach each subject with a history of memories, an awareness of my surroundings, and my psychological state at the moment.

Drawing is my first love and developing that skill forces me to explore a variety of relative techniques--painting, collage, printmaking, etc. I am seduced by the movement of form, the drama of unusual illumination, as well as the indifference of empty space. I covet line sensitivity and interesting textures. My compositional structures repeat themselves, as I struggle to create appropriate visual responses; and I turn to artists such as Rembrandt, Turner, Kollwitz, Hopper, Lebrun, and Dine for assistance, inspiration, and encouragement.