British artist and painter. Born in 1943 at Wednesfield, Staffordshire, and moved to Biggin Hill, Kent in 1950. Studied painting at Beckenham School of Art (1959–63) and the Royal Academy School of Painting (1963–66). Taught at West of England College of Art in Bristol. Founder member of the Brotherhood of Ruralists. He left the group in 1983. Currently lives in Devizes, Wiltshire. Described by Andrew Lambirth as ‘the greatest living proponent of the English Romantic tradition’.
Le Ventre de Paris: Pieter Bruegel the Elder's 'The Fight between Carnival and Lent', Carnival astride a beer barrel jousts with a roasting-spit. Lent on a prayer stool jousts with a baker's pole and two herrings.
David Inshaw talking about the Brotherhood of Ruralists, Bristol Post, August 2008. "I left in 1983, and as far as I was concerned, that was the end of it...We had five or six years together and I thought that was long enough. By then, I wanted to be an individual. Still, the group thing was interesting. I loved the companionship."