Private View 8th February 7-9pm
EARTH SUN SKY
Exhibition Dates: February 9 - 2018
OPEN DAILY 8AM – 8PM
Blue Owl Art invites you to the opening of its new exhibition ‘Earth Sun Sky’ on Thursday 8th February 7-9pm. They will be exhibiting work by Kate Robotham and Josh Richardson. This exhibition will be open daily from Friday 9th February and run until May.
Kate’s work is interested in layers and reflections. Using paint, she captures moments when land, sky and water collide. Often found taking photos of seemingly random and ordinary things such as leaves, puddles or clouds Kate later transforms these objects into colour saturated canvases. Since living and working in the French Alps, she has also become fascinated with the relationships between cloud and land. Where do the boundaries between these most basic of elements of nature lie? The watery, ethereal world of Kate Robotham’s paintings invite us to become more curious about the natural environments which surround our everyday lives.
Kate grew up in Peterborough and now lives and works as an artist in Loughborough in the East Midlands. She studied Fine Art at Loughborough University, and since graduating in 2013 has exhibited at The Pedestrian Gallery Leicester, Surface Gallery Nottingham, The Old Truman Breweries London, and further afield, including Belgium and China. Her work is also in several private collections.
Josh Richardson is an East Midlands based artist who studied at the University of Lincoln and is also strongly influenced by nature. He has produced an exciting new body of work for this exhibition.
Private View Feb 8 2018
ARTISTS FEATURING IN ‘EARTH SUN SKY’
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.