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

Loughborough, 2020

The story behind a group exhibition featuring Kate Robotham's paintings.

2010 - present

Exhibitions

2020

  • L.O.V.E. Art Exhibition, LCB Depot, Leicester, Nov – Dec

  • The Good Life, Modern Painters, New Decorators, Loughborough, Feb – Apr

 

2018

  • 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

 

2017

  • Earth Meets Sea Meets Sky, Solo Exhibition, Peterborough Museum and Gallery, Sep - Jan

  • Exploring Place, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, Jun – Sep

2015

  • Inspired By Nature, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, Apr – Aug

 

2014

  • Make Your Mark, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, Sep – Nov

  • Launch, Blue Owl Art, Grantham Tennis Club, Grantham, May – Sep

 

2013

  • 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

 

2012      

  • Gembloux Salon Des Artistes, Gembloux, Belgium, September

  • SCOPE, Fabrika Gallery, Leicester, May

2011

  • 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

Education

2009 – 2013

BA Hons Fine Art, Loughborough University, 2:1

2010

Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Loughborough University, Merit

Sales Partnerships

2013–2018: Notonthehighstreet.com (National and International)

2014–2015: Gallery 18, Loughborough

2014–2015: Union Interiors, Grantham

2014–2015: Squirrel: Vintage, contemporary & Handmade, Loughborough

Workshop Partnerships

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