I am a painter who is concerned with the notion that a stranger is an abstract ideal. Currently, my work begins with a series of small sketches of strangers. I find that with drawing these unknown, I can focus on the form and presence rather than their identity.
The sketches become about a very peripheral experience of observing the person whilst the identity of the individual remains largely unknown. Upon return to my studio, these drawings become a catalyst for painting. The result is an image that has been informed by an observation and the act of drawing.
Kate Robotham is a painter and recent Fine Art graduate from Loughborough University. She has exhibited throughout the UK and abroad, and is currently based in Loughborough, where she works as an artist and painting tutor and part-time student working for Open Heaven Church. Her interests as an artist lie within the cross-over between nature, colour and painting, seeking to express the beauty of nature through the medium of paint.