Chronology and solo exhibitions
1943 Born 21st March in Wednesfield, Staffordshire.
1950 Moves to Biggin Hill in Kent.
1959-63 Studies painting at Beckenham School of Art.
1963-66 Moves to London and studies painting at the Royal Academy Schools.

Contributes work to the annual Young Contemporaries exhibition in London.
1964 Awarded a French Government scholarship to study in Paris for six months.
DAVID INSHAW Kiss Kiss Kiss, 1966
Kiss Kiss Kiss, 1966
1966 Starts teaching painting and printmaking at the West of England College of Art in Bristol.

Moves to Bristol.
1966-67 Parents and brother emigrate to Canada.
1967 First reads the novels and poems of Thomas Hardy and starts making regular trips to Dorset to explore Hardy's Wessex.
1969 First solo exhibition at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol.

First visit to West Bay in Dorset.
DAVID INSHAW Bonjour Mr Stockham, 1975
Bonjour Mr Stockham, 1975
1970 Participates in the first Arts Council exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London.

Sells first painting, Kiss Kiss Kiss, to the J Walter Thompson advertising agency.
1971 Moves to Devizes in Wiltshire.

Forms the Broad Heath Brotherhood with the artists Graham and Ann Arnold.
1972 Second solo exhibition at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol.
1973 Participates in the Summer Studio exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
DAVID INSHAW The Canal Bank, 1980
The Canal Bank, 1980
1974 A documentary about Inshaw's work, Private Landscapes, is shown on BBC television.
1975 Forms the Brotherhood of Ruralists with Graham and Ann Arnold, Graham and Annie Ovenden, Peter Blake and Jann Haworth.

Appointed to a two-year fellowship in Creative Art at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Resigns from teaching post in Bristol and moves to Cambridge.

Solo exhibition at Waddington Galleries in London.
1976 Group exhibition by the Brotherhood of Ruralists at the Royal Academy in London.
DAVID INSHAW The River Bank (Ophelia), 1980
The River Bank (Ophelia), 1980
1977 Moves back to Devizes.

The documentary, Summer with the Brotherhood, is shown on BBC television.
1978 Solo exhibition at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
1979 Marries Robin Lambert and moves back to Cambridge for a year.
1980 Solo exhibition at Waddington Galleries in London.

The Badminton Game is purchased by the Tate Gallery.
DAVID INSHAW Allotments, 1987-88
Allotments, 1987-88
1983 Leaves the Brotherhood of Ruralists.
1984 The BBC documentary series Arena features an episode on David Inshaw, Between Dreaming and Waking.

Solo exhibition at Waddington Galleries in London.
1987 Solo exhibition at Nishimura Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.
1989 Moves to Clyro near Hay-on-Wye in Powys, Wales, with his second wife Shelagh Popham.

Solo exhibition at Waddington Galleries in London.
DAVID INSHAW Lighthouse, 1996
Lighthouse, 1996
1989-92 Works on a series of six Wiltshire Landscape etchings at the 107 Workshop in Melksham.
1995 Moves back to Devizes.

Solo exhibition at Theo Waddington Fine Art in London.
1996 Solo exhibition at the Annandale Gallery in Sydney, Australia.
1998 Solo exhibition at Theo Waddington Fine Art in London.
2003 Group exhibition, David Inshaw: Friends and Influences, at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.
DAVID INSHAW Worst Case Scenario, Lyme Bay, 2006
Worst Case Scenario, Lyme Bay, 2006
2004 Solo exhibition, Moments of Vision (Between Fantasy and Reality), at Agnew's in London.
2005 Solo exhibition, Paintings from 1965 to 2005, at Narborough Hall in Norfolk.
2007 Solo exhibition, West Bay Beatitudes, at Sladers Yard in West Bay, Dorset.
2008 Solo exhibition, Between Dreaming and Waking, at the Millinery Works in London.
2011 The BBC documentary series Hidden Paintings features an episode on The Badminton Game.
2013 « Solo exhibition, Paintings by David Inshaw, at the Fine Art Society in London »
2013 « Solo exhibition, David Inshaw: Recent Paintings, at Sladers Yard in West Bay, Dorset »
2015 « Solo exhibition, David Inshaw: New Paintings, at the Fine Art Society in London »
2015 « Andrew Lambirth's book, David Inshaw, is published by the Unicorn Press »