A solo exhibition of 50 paintings, drawings and etchings of renowned painter David Inshaw in now on display at Sladers Yard in West Bay.

David’s landscapes are real places, interpreted through his memories, dreams and associations.

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. Together they have exhibited widely in this country and internationally.

The following year Inshaw’s most famous painting, The Badminton Game, was exhibited in Bath and Edinburgh and was bought by the Tate Gallery. His work has been included in numerous major Arts Council touring exhibitions and museum shows.

He has featured in a number of television films including Arena in 1984 and Hidden Paintings in 2011. His work is in the Arts Council Collection, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, the British Council, the British Museum, The Government Art Collection, The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, Tyne and Wear Museums, Tate and the Wiltshire Museum as well as many of the finest private art collections in this country and overseas.

David Inshaw has seen West Bay and its surroundings as a place of inspiration since the seventies. His famous cricket ground paintings are set at Little Bredy. In 2007 he showed a collection of West Bay paintings in the Sladers Yard gallery. This, his third solo exhibition, includes three tree drawings and a group of etchings based on earlier paintings of bonfires and fireworks in West Bay as well as more than 40 oil paintings.

David Inshaw and Peter Robinson will be in conversation with readings of poems from Bonjour Mr Inshaw, poems by Peter Robinson, paintings by David Inshaw, on Saturday, September 5 at 12noon followed by lunch. Numbers are limited. Tickets are £10 plus lunch available from Sladers Yard.

For further information contact Anna Powell on 01308 459511 or gallery@sladersyard.co.uk sladersyard.co.uk