Kate Robotham is an artist who has exhibited across the UK and abroad, including London, Belgium and China.
"These works are light-filled canvases which demonstrate her masterful, painterly talent."
- Art Historian, Critic and Writer, Ruth Millington reviewing Kate Robotham's work.
As an artist, my interests lie within the cross-over between nature, colour and painting: conceptually driven by an interest in materiality, and formal and aesthetic qualities.
The imagery I choose to work from is drawn from my every-day experiences of the surrounding landscape – whether that is out in the country-side or at the local park. My motivation for this is to express the beauty which can be constantly found surrounding us within the mundane of every-day life: it is not what we view, but how we view it that matters.
The work is theoretically concerned with the beauty of nature, and questions how best to express this, aiming not for a mimetic representation of the imagery of nature, but for the expression of an emotive, paint directed response to the landscape.
"The painter goes through the landscape and sees what nobody else has seen because landscape painting comes from inside and not out. It depends entirely on who he is."
— The Unquiet Landscape in The Landscape as Emotion by Christopher Neve
The Good Life Exhibition
The story behind a group exhibition featuring Kate Robotham's paintings.
2010 - present
Earthling, Modern Painters, New Decorators, Loughborough, Jun - Jul
L.O.V.E. Art Exhibition, LCB Depot, Leicester, Nov – Dec
The Good Life, Modern Painters, New Decorators, Loughborough, Feb – Apr
Open 29, New Walk Art Gallery, Leicester, Dec – Feb
Sock Open Exhibition, Sock Gallery, Loughborough, Aug – Sep
Earth Sun Sky, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, Feb – May
Earth Meets Sea Meets Sky, Solo Exhibition, Peterborough Museum and Gallery, Sep - Jan
Exploring Place, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, Jun – Sep
Inspired By Nature, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, Apr – Aug
Make Your Mark, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, Sep – Nov
Launch, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, May – Sep
Made in England, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China, Dec – Feb
Gifts From The Forest, Stour Valley Arts, Nov – Dec
OPEN 2013, Traverse Creatives, Malt Cross, Nottingham, July
Allotted, The Beetroot Tree Gallery, Draycott, Jun – Jul
Free Range 2013, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, Jun – Jul
Loughborough University Degree show, Loughborough, June
Nineteen Fourteen, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, April
A Brave New World, The Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester, February
Gembloux Salon Des Artistes, Gembloux, Belgium, September
SCOPE, Fabrika Gallery, Leicester, May
Converse, Loughborough School of the Arts, March
Competitions and Commissions
2020 — L.O.V.E. Art LBC Depot prize
2015 — Winner: Zealous Business Card Competition
2013 — Shortlisted for Zealous X competition, November
2011 — 3rd Prize in Students 2011 Arts Competition and Exhibition, Loughborough, June
2011 — Won a Portrait Commission through Createmyart.com, September
2008 — Commended in RSPB Wildpix competition, photograph published in a nationwide magazine
2008 — Runner up in RSPB WildArt competition, exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London
2007 — Runner up in RSPB WildArt competition
2009 – 2013
BA Hons Fine Art, Loughborough University, 2:1
Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Loughborough University, Merit
2013–2018: Notonthehighstreet.com (National and International)
2014–2015: Gallery 18, Loughborough
2014–2015: Union Interiors, Grantham
2014–2015: Squirrel: Vintage, contemporary & Handmade, Loughborough
2014 - 15: The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford: The Big Draw and Art Foundations
2015: Nottingham Playhouse: Golden Age
2015: Crafty Sew&so and Leicester Botanical Gardens: Capturing Summer Workshop
2010 - present