Winch's wide ranging and enduring appeal is the result of many factors. Her work is consistent, meticulously painted and sincere. The artist has refused to entertain the passing whims and trends of the art world, preferring to focus on those issues which have great valency in her own life and in the lives of others. Themes of personal intimacy inevitably inflect her work revealing her fascination with deep human relationships.
Consequently her paintings make sense both emotionally and aesthetically. Madeleine foregrounds her intellectual, emotional, and creative self in all of her works. Each painting, large or small, is a thoughtful response to the assorted experiences and difficulties inherent in being a woman, a lover, a wife, a mother, an artist and a sentient human being in the 21st century.