RODGER INSH was born in Kirkcaldy. He 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. He has exhibited and sold at the annual RSA and RSW exhibitons. Solo/2/3 man shows have included Kirkcaldy Art Gallery, Torrance Gallery Edinburgh 1976 and 1990, Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeen Arts Centre and most recently Resipole Studios, Acharacle 2015.
Commissions include, British Petroleum (BP).
Recently retired from teaching art, Rodger is now enjoying being able to paint full time again.
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 more recent realist landscape studies.
The passage of time fascinates me. I am particularly intrigued by the apparent permanence of mountainous landscape and the obvious impermanence of human impact on the land and the slow deterioration of man made structures such as buildings.
My favoured medium, at present, is gouache whereas earlier work involved oil and pva/acrylic.