Kathryn Samirah Millard is an award winning artist living and working in Northland, New Zealand. Shown by galleries on several continents and now here in New Zealand.
She received her Diploma in Fine Art, Painting, from the City and Guilds of London Art School.
After college Kathryn was chosen by Sir Brinsley Ford to be included in his personal collection of artwork shown at the The Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. Besides showing the work of "established artists" his chief reason for participating in the exhibition was to give him the opportunity to include the work of a number of promising young artists.
Kathryn has cruised extensively, from the Uk and Europe to the Caribbean; America to Panama; the Galapagos across the Pacific to Tonga and Fiji and ultimately into Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
She is a current member and the Northern representative of PANZ (pastel artists of New Zealand).
Kathryn is a regular contributor to The New Zealand Artist magazine, writing "Pastel Pieces". About all things pastel and more.
Recent workshops attended with noted international artists include Grace Paleg (australia), Stan Sperlak (america) and Marla Baggetta (america), Liz Steel (Australia).
Gallery Shows, Awards and Events
Kings Theatre, gallery, Kawakawa
Art Beat, Whangarei
Summer Show, One Tree Point, Whangarei
Summer Show, Reyburn House, Whangarei
2017 Christmas Show, Mcleods Bay, Whangarei Heads
2017 Queens Birthday Market, Parua Bay June 5th
2017 Whangarei Heads Arts Trail Easter
2017 PANZ National Show Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville till end of May
2017 Reyburn House Summer Show, Whangarei, Northland
2016 Award Winner Passionate about Pastels, Mairangi Bay, Northshore
2016 New Day Cafe, Parua Bay, Whangarei
2016 Mapua PANZ National Exhibition, Mapua, South Island
2016 No 1 Parnell, Rawene, Hokianga,
2015 PANZ National Exhibition Mapua, Nelson
2015 Reyburn House/I-Site Hokianga,
2015 PANZ National Exhibition, Invercargill, South Island
2014 Winner of Purely Pastel, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
2013/15 On show at "Just Imagine" Gallery Russell, Bay of Islands
2013/14/15 Summer Show Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa, Auckland
2013 Highly Commended, Northland Arts Awards, Reyburn House, Whangarei
2013 Merit Award PANZ National Exhibition, Mairangi Bay, Northshore Auckland
2012/2013 Summer Show Ipipiri Gallery Paihia, Bay of Islands
2012 Show at On The Edge gallery Whangarei, Northland
Kings Theatre Creative, Kawakawa
Hokianga i-Site, Opononi, Hokianga
Reyburn House gallery, Whangarei, Northland
Featured in The New Zealand Artist magazine Issue 5, July/August 2014
Whangarei Hospice Art Auction participant. Whangarei, Northland.
On permanent show at the Kauri Villas, Whangarei Heads, Whangarei.
"My passion as an artist is for color, dynamic rhythm, creative composition and the play of light. Landscape is the arena in which I explore these things. I often find inspiration in nature; drawing and painting directly outside helps me to bring back to the studio some of the energy and freshness to be found there."
"I think it is important to remember that painters create from the imagination fed by the direct experience of the environment we find ourselves in. My concern is not for a photographic rendition, I paint to convey a mood, a feeling, to put down on paper the poetry of the moment, it is in essence an emotional response".