Madeleine Winch’s paintings beautifully render the cyclical, and often subtle, nature of our lives. Drawn from her personal observations of human behaviour and her own deeply felt experiences, Madeleine captures everyday moments in time. Open to interpretations, Madeleine’s silent figures are immersed in their own thoughts and feelings, and often set against backdrops of sparse domestic interiors. Madeleine explains that “the paintings portray various stages of life and poignant moments in everyday existence.” Working simultaneously on several canvases at once, Madeleine develops her work slowly, using a somewhat predetermined palette which subtly changes as each work grows and evolves. Over the years, Madeleine has also enjoyed exploring the art of drawing and printmaking, with her works on paper developing “more spontaneously” than her paintings.
Madeleine Winch has been successfully exhibiting, both nationally and internationally, for over 30 years. Her work has been displayed in a number of major award exhibitions, including the Dobell and Sulman Prizes at the Art Gallery of NSW, and the Portia Geach Memorial Award, Sydney. Madeleine has illustrated a number of children’s books, including “Edward Wilkins & his Friend Gwendoline” and “Come by Chance”, which she also authored. Madeleine’s work is represented in the collections of regional galleries throughout NSW including Wagga Wagga, Orange, New England and Dubbo, as well as Macquarie University and the Kedumba Collection of Contemporary Australian Drawing, NSW.
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