Boulton's paintings captivate through their folk influenced honesty. The viewer finds himself lost in landscapes which are both fictional and at times strangely familiar, populated by obscured female figures and signs of abandoned habitation.
Throughout her work Boulton lays bare deliberate connections between drawing and painting, with the act of drawing constantly pitted against the act of painting throughout the execution of the work. Boulton's physical relationship to her work and practise is exposed and celebrated, either evident as graphite marks or having been drawn with a paintbrush into or under tense fields of oil paint.
The results are a bold move away from the 'clean and flat' assertion of the contemporary. These paintings can be difficult and at times pensive. Landscapes are explored as a feeling rather than representation.
- 2012 Lost In The Middle, New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge
- 2011 Outside In, Madame Lillies Gallery, London
- 2011 Salon Art Prize 2011, Matt Roberts Arts, Vyner Street, London
- 2011 Artworks Open 2011, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
- 2010 Artworks Open 2010, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
- 2009 All things said, The Shop Gallery, Cambridge
- 2008 Long Road Group Exhibition, Gallery within College, Cambridge