David Inshaw at Sladers Yard

THE summer exhibition at Sladers Yard, West Bay, is Never and Always, recent paintings and works on paper by David Inshaw, continuing to 12th September.

Inshaw, who is well-known to Sladers Yard regulars, is described as the consummate painter of the English landscape, a landscape that is peopled by dreamlike figures, birds and animals. The Spectator called him “perhaps the greatest living proponent of the English Romantic tradition.”

His work hints at ancient myths and legends, and invokes the powers of the night, often featuring the moon, trees, bonfires and fireworks, as well as elemental forces of the sea, and ancient landscapes.

There will be an afternoons with the artist on Wednesday 5th August from noon to 4pm; entry is free with a timed-entry ticket. Numbers will be limited, and reservations are essential for lunch at Cafe Sladers. To reserve tickets or book lunch, email gallery@nullsladersyard.co.uk or phone: 01308 459511 and leave an email address. All work can be viewed online at sladersyard.co.uk

Pictured: Willow Tree, pencil on paper; Wiltshire Monument, 2018, oil on paper.