Kate Robotham is an artist who has exhibited across the UK and abroad, including London, Belgium and China.
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
2013 BA Hons Fine Art, Loughborough University, 2:1
2010 Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Loughborough University, Merit
2020 L.O.V.E. Art Exhibition, LCB Depot, Leicester, Nov - Dec.
2019 The Good Life, Modern Painters, New Decorators, Loughborough, Feb - April.
2018 Open 29, New Walk Art Gallery, Leicester, Dec - Feb.
2018 Sock Open Exhibition, Sock Gallery, Loughborough, Aug - Sept.
2018 Earth Sun Sky, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, Feb – May.
2017 Earth Meets Sea Meets Sky, Solo Exhibition, Peterborough Museum and Gallery, Sept - Jan.
2017 Exploring Place, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, June – Sept.
2015 Inspired By Nature, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, April – Aug.
2014 Make Your Mark, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, Sept – Nov.
2014 Launch, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, May – Sept.
2013 Made in England, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China, Dec – Feb.
2013 Gifts From The Forest, Stour Valley Arts, Nov – Dec.
2013 OPEN 2013, Traverse Creatives, Malt Cross, Nottingham, July.
2013 Allotted, The Beetroot Tree Gallery, Draycott, June – July.
2013 Free Range 2013, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, June- July.
2013 Loughborough University Degree show, Loughborough, June.
2013 Nineteen Fourteen, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, April.
2013 A Brave New World, The Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester, February.
2012 Gembloux Salon Des Artistes, Gembloux, Belgium, September.
2012 SCOPE, Fabrika Gallery, Leicester, May.
2011 Converse, Loughborough School of the Arts, March.
2010 - present
2010 - present
2014 Paintings featured in Jungle magazine
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 2013.
2011 3rd Prize in Students 2011 Arts Competition and Exhibition, Loughborough, June 2011.
2011 Won a Portrait Commission through Createmyart.com, September 2011.
2008 Commended in RSPB Wildpix competition, photograph published in nationwide magazine.
2008 Runner up in RSPB WildArt competition, exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London.
2007 Runner up in RSPB WildArt competition.
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