Table of contents
1 Games without frontiers

An introduction to the David Inshaw website and on-line gallery, by James Pardey.

2 The search

Nicholas Usherwood looks back on David Inshaw's early career, from art school to Pop Art, in the 1960s.

3 Subject and style

Nicholas Usherwood's survey continues through the 1970s with a look at the paintings that made David Inshaw's name and his time with the Brotherhood of Ruralists.

4 Badminton replayed

The story behind one of David Inshaw's most famous paintings, now in London's Tate Gallery, as told by the artist himself.

5 One moment one summer

A new style of painting in the 1980s brought a greater freedom to David Inshaw's work, and his brush strokes grew broader and more relaxed. By Christopher Neve.

6 Epiphanies

David Inshaw's use of landscape as a metaphor for human emotions has its roots in the nineteenth-century English pastoral tradition, but his sandcastles, bonfires and fireworks are powerful new symbols of love and loss. By Nicholas Usherwood.

7 Never and always

The influence of poetry on David Inshaw's art first became apparent in the 1970s, as the titles of several paintings from that period reveal. Two decades on, Simon Rae finds the artist is mixing poetry and paint to even greater effect.

8 Moments of vision

A new series of paintings inspired by the landscape of Dorset and its spectacular Jurassic coastline at West Bay leaves Nicholas Usherwood mesmerized.

9 Pastoral magical

In his dreamlike West Country scenes, David Inshaw discovers the surreal behind everyday life.
By Rachel Campbell-Johnston.

10 Time transfixed

David Inshaw's recent paintings present a subtle new perspective on his lifelong love of nature, and reinforce Simon Rae's endorsement of the artist as one of our finest contemporary landscape painters.

11 Time past and time present

Robert Upstone considers the importance of time, and timelessness, in David Inshaw's work.

12 The studio

The meaning behind many of the details in David Inshaw's live-work space are not immediately apparent, but once
revealed read like a narrative of his life and loves. By Dominic Lutyens, with photographs by Jefferson Smith.

13 Between fantasy and reality

A virtual gallery of David Inshaw's paintings, collages, drawings and etchings from 1960 to the present day.

Chronology and solo exhibitions
Further reading
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