My practice is concerned with the layers and structure of the urban landscape: the transience of the built environment in a relentless process of change. Combining monoprint with oils, I retain an element of drawing in my paintings - underpinning the structures with an emphasis on draughtsmanship.
I search for overgrown, derelict subjects - places where disappearing buildings leave gap sites and wasteland. Recent work has involved exploring the edges of urban areas. Bleak, industrial sites that have fallen out of use. Structures left to deteriorate, overrun by plant life, I paint the accumulative layers of habitation, use and disuse.
Cate Inglis is a painter based in Glasgow and winner of the 2017 PAI James BS Curr Award, 2016 RGI City of Glasgow College Purchase Prize, 2015 PAI Art Hire Award, the 2015 Glasgow Art Club Leiper Fine Art Prize, the 2014 SSA Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize and the 2013 RGI Armour Award for landscape painting of distinction. The recipient of two awards while attending Glasgow School of Art, since graduating in 1999 she exhibits regularly and is represented by established galleries throughout the UK. Elected as a practising artist member of the Glasgow Art Club in 2014 and Paisley Art Institute in 2015, she currently works from her home-studio in the West End of Glasgow surrounded by post-industrial inspiration.