Never and Always
Recent paintings and works on paper
Wednesday 22 July – Sunday 12 September 2020
It is a pleasure to welcome back David Inshaw, the consummate painter of the English landscape, peopled by dreamlike figures, birds and animals. Called ‘perhaps the greatest living proponent of the English Romantic tradition’ (Spectator), Inshaw invokes the powers of nature, the moon, trees, stars, birds, animals, men, women, ancient landscapes and the sea to create his powerful intensely personal paintings.
View David Inshaw’s stunning new Giclée prints, which can be ordered now and delivered by post or viewed now and bought, mounted and wrapped in the gallery.
‘A great pastoral painter and visionary, that rare kind of artist who appears perhaps once or twice in a generation and illumines the world in a new way.’ – Andrew Lambirth Guardian
Another England How David Inshaw changed the Landscape of Art Guardian October 2015
‘His landscapes are haunted. You tap into their strangeness on a sensual level: you can feel it in the mood, in the poise, in the light. It pervades the atmosphere as surely as the smell of dew pervades the dawn. The profoundly familiar is made, at the same time, so alien, so otherworldly. Inshaw belongs to a great tradition of English Romantics: he awakens our perceptions to the possibilities of a miracle. No wonder the first time I saw him he had his head in the clouds.’ – Rachel Campbell-Johnston, Art Critic The Times (from her foreword to David Inshaw’s 2013 Sladers Yard solo show catalogue).
A letter from one of David’s collectors on receiving his painting: ‘I am thrilled to have this wonderful work. It resonates with me in its summation of eternal thoughts and dreams. It is a beautiful painting, a poem in oil. In charting his own life experiences through his extraordinary talent David has succeeded in connecting with the lives and thoughts of others who share his passions and interests, and who have watched enthralled as he has taken us on the journey of his life. I hope he has many more works to come.’