Kate Boucher trained at Chelsea School of Art and gained Master
of Fine Art from West Dean College. She was awarded a prestigious
QEST scholarship, was the Edward James Foundation Scholar in
2015/16 and winner of the Valarie Power Prize for Visual Arts. Her
dark and evocative charcoal drawings often have unnaturally tilted
horizons, hints of a double exposure and foregrounds that appear to
shift and slip. Her practice includes handmade felt and forged
metal structures also created as a response to landscape.
Her work is held in a number of private collections, including the Edward James Foundation, and was exhibited in the Stewards Bar in West Dean House in 2016.
My approach to teaching
I encourage students to develop their individual creativity, enjoy learning and be inspired by the work of other artists. My students learn traditional techniques but also experiment, embrace happy accidents and develop their own style.
What inspires my work?
I've been heavily influenced by the work of the painter Andrew Wyeth, whose paintings imply narrative, a slight edginess that elicits an emotional response in the viewer.