28 September to 17 November 2013
A solo exhibition of recent original paintings by David Inshaw opens here 28 September 2013. At 70, David Inshaw is in full pyrotechnic form, invoking the powers of the night, the moon, trees, bonfires, the sea, birds, men, women and ancient landscapes to create his intensely personal paintings.
If you would like to order a fully illustrated 48pp catalogue at £10 + £2 UK p&p, please call us on +44 (0)1308 459511. Catalogues are available now. The exhibition includes new paintings, never before seen, and a number of radically repainted works never before seen in their present form. A slide show of the exhibition can be viewed here.
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.
The exhibition will also include a selection of high quality signed, limited edition giclee prints of David Inshaw’s paintings.
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