A solo exhibition of over forty recent paintings by David Inshaw, the consummate painter of the English landscape, the nude and of dreamlike figures and creatures within the landscape, will show at Sladers Yard from 28 September – 17 November 2013. At 70, David Inshaw is in full pyrotechnic form, invoking the powers of the night, the moon, trees, bonfires, the sea, birds, men and women and ancient landscapes to create his intensely personal paintings.
Called ‘perhaps the greatest living proponent of the English Romantic tradition’ recently in The Spectator, David Inshaw grew up in Biggin Hill, close to Samuel Palmer’s Shoreham. He studied at Beckenham School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, with a six month scholarship to study in Paris, before he started to teach painting and printmaking at the West of England College of Art in Bristol. In 1975, with Peter Blake and five others, he formed the Brotherhood of Ruralists, who devoted themselves to painting subjects drawn from nature and English mythology and literature. The following year Inshaw’s most famous painting, The Badminton Game, was exhibited in Bath and Edinburgh and was bought by the Tate.
One of Inshaw’s seminal places is West Bay, and in 2007 he showed an extraordinary collection of major West Bay paintings in the extensive then very new Sladers Yard art gallery. Now he returns with another exceptionally powerful show, bringing together the themes of a lifetime.
A fully illustrated catalogue with a foreword by Rachel Campbell Johnston, Art Critic, The Times, will be available to download or order. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a David Inshaw painting or would like to order a copy of the catalogue.