Kate Boucher

b. 1972, UK. Lives and works in the UK

“In experiencing places, we simultaneously encounter two closely related but different landscapes. The one lying beneath our feet, […] the other is the perceived landscape, consisting of sensed and remembered accounts.” Muir.R.

KATE BOUCHER’s work is created in response to landscapes that are in some way, transitional. These landscapes are recorded in the liminal states of twilight and daybreak, where the separation seems thinner between the real, the sensed and the remembered. Boucher responds to these landscapes through a drawing and making practice, exploring this tension between the sensed and the known.

She records these complex responses to her chosen landscapes through intense study, habitual practices and serial working, travelling through them, on repeated and habitual routes. Procedures created by her for each site, outline methods for recording through sketchbooks, photography and drawing.

Each piece in a series attempts to better express or expose the underlying reason, whilst lost in thought and immersed in the landscape, her attention might have been drawn to one thing over another. The works are not intended to be portraits of a place but rather to capture a more universal, emotive response to landscape.

BOUCHER studied at Chelsea School of Art in the early 1990s, graduating from West Dean College with a Master of Fine Art 2016. She is a QEST Scholar and has received several awards. Her work has been exhibited with that of David Nash RA, Alice Kettle and Mathew Burrows and held in private collections internationally.

She is the author of Drawing with Charcoal, The Crowood Press Ltd.

Boucher also takes part in Artist Support Pledge on Instagram: @misskateboucher

Selected CV

Artist & author. b. 1972, UK. Lives and works in North Wales.


Master of Fine Art, with Distinction (Dissertation: On Residency), West Dean College, 2014 -2016

BA (hons), Public Art, Chelsea School of Art, 1991-1994

Exhibitions (selected)

2022 Alison Crowther & Kate Boucher: Thoughts in a Landscape,

Petersfield Museum, Sussex

A Generous Space 2, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall

Rivers, Fen Ditton Gallery, Cambridge

A Room of Her Own, Irving Contemporary, Oxford

Rabblement of Bone and Rot, Hull

2021 Forces of Nature, Gallery 42, Glyndebourne 28th June -18th


2020 Summer Exhibition, Zimmer Stewart

Lost in Thought, South Hill Park Gallery, Bracknell.

2019 Works in Progress, Brewery Tap Project Space, Folkestone

Edition(s), Unit 1 Gallery|Workshop, London

2018 Summer Exhibition, Unit 1 Gallery|Workshop, London

2017 Good Nature, Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester

Inarticulate Landscapes, Unit 1 Gallery|Workshop, London

2016 Celebration of Craft, Victoria and Albert Museum, London


2021 Drawing with Charcoal, The Crowood Press Ltd

Right to Roam, Inside the Outside Photographic Journal

2020 Issue 01, Black River Photographic Journal

Awards (selected)

2016 QEST/Radcliffe Scholar

2015 Edward James Foundation, The Anniversary Scholar

2014 Coats Foundation Bursary

Residencies (selected)

2022 Fenn Ditton Gallery, Cambridge

2020 Artist-in-residence, Caervallack, Cornwall

Artist-in Residence, Mawddach Cresent Residency

2019 Artist-in-residence, Stiwdio Maelor

2017 Artist-in-residence, Candida Stevens Gallery