The White Horse Bookshop’s current David Inshaw art exhibition ‘Pyrotechnics and other Wiltshire stories’ can now be viewed online at the bookshop’s website here. And all the prints and etchings are available to buy online too.
Born in 1943, David Inshaw became a household name almost overnight, following the sale of his painting, ‘The Badminton Game’ to the Tate Gallery in 1973, which was painted while he lived in Devizes. Inshaw has lived on and off in the town ever since and has regularly painted the Wiltshire landscape: the Marlborough Downs, its animals and birds, and the neolithic monument of Silbury Hill all made frequent appearances in his work, expressing his love of the English countryside as well as the drama between the human figures and the landscape.
His paintings are held in many private and public collections including Tate Britain, The Arts Council, British Council, The Royal West of England Academy, Victoria Art Gallery, and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. He is Wiltshire’s most famous artist and has been described as ‘a great romantic’ and ‘West England’s pastoral visionary’.
This exhibition includes a brand new series of etchings depicting bonfires – the Pyrotechnics of the title. Other etchings and prints are of Wiltshire scenes, including evocative and subtle etchings of the landscape and cricket pitches and players.