Rodger Insh

Website: http://www.rodgerinsh.com

Email: rodgerinsh@gmail.com

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SARA EATING CRISPS, FERRYDEN, MONTROSE

FROM ARDNAMURCHAN LOOKING EAST

VINCI

SUILVEN SUNSET

THE 4 HORSEMEN

CONSEQUENCES AND THE HIDDEN PERSUADERS


Statement

I am inspired by subject matter that allows me to investigate the classical qualities of composition, structure, texture and the contrast of light and shade. This has influenced my approach to painting throughout my career from the decorative and symbolic surrealism of the 1970s and 80s to the subsequent realist landscape studies. In the landscapes the passage of time fascinated me. I was particularly intrigued by the apparent permanence of mountainous landscape and the obvious impermanence of human impact on the land as evidenced by the slow deterioration of man made structures such as buildings. More recently, my work showed echoes of the 1970s before the landscapes took over. It took as its subject matter the 1st World War and the war poets, particularly Wilfred Owen. Some of these images were exhibited in 2018 at Resipole Studios in Argyllshire and Gallery Q in Dundee.


Biography

Born in Kirkcaldy. Now based in Montrose. Rodger graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1971 and has continued to paint and exhibit ever since. He was a 1st Prizewinner in the prestigious Pernod Scottish Painting Competition in 1974. More recently he was a prizewinner at MEFFAN WINTER EXHIBITION 2017. Rodger has exhibited and sold at the annual RSA and RSW exhibitions. Solo/2 man shows have included Kirkcaldy Art Gallery, Torrance Galley Edinburgh 1976, 1990 and 2016, Tolquhon Gallery Tarves, Dundee University Botanic Gardens Gallery 2014, Aberdeen Arts Centre 1986 and most recently exhibiting at Resipole Studios, Acharacle and Gallery Q in Dundee in 2018.
Commissions undertaken. Commissions include British Petroleum (BP).
Enquiries from Galleries welcome.
Further work can be seen at rodgerinsh.com
Email; rodgerinsh@gmail.com