Kate Boucher

2015 QEST Radcliffe Trust Scholar - Mixed Media Art

Kate is a contemporary landscape artist, working in drawing and sculpture. Her work deals with landscapes in the liminal states of twilight and daybreak, the separation seeming thinner between the real, the sensed, and the remembered.

QEST funding supported Kate during the Master of Fine Arts programme at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, and in 2016 she graduated with distinction.

Her work has been exhibited with David Nash RA, Eileen Cooper RA, Alice Kettle and Tai Shan Schierenberg and is held in the collection of The Edward James Foundation, alongside works by Leanora Carrington, Salvador Dali and René Magritte. She is a visiting tutor at West Dean College and Pallant House Gallery and her book, Drawing with Charcoal, was published by Crowood Press in 2021.

Taking a quiet moment at an exhibition preview, to look through the windows, and see my work on the walls of an amazing London gallery, I realised just how much had changed for me because of my QEST award. I’m now in my third year as a professional artist.