John Inglis

J o h n   I n g l i s   P R S W   H A W I   R G I

Honorary Member (Scotland)

Cairnfield Rain

My recent watercolours have concentrated on drawings and so forth that I have made in Orkney. In fact, this year I am returning to the islands to carry out a research scholarship investigating the siting of chamber cairns in their landscape context. The results are planned to be shown in at least two exhibitions following my visit.

After attending Hillhead High School in his native Glasgow, John Inglis studied at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, from 1970 to 1974 and subsequently obtained a post-graduate diploma in 1975. He won a Travelling Scholarship to Italy in 1976, the Scottish Arts Council Award in 1980 and the Scottish Arts Council Printmaking Bursary in 1982.

His art prizes include the Bet Low Scholarship to Orkney (2013), the Paisley Art Institute Bessie Scott Award (2007), the May Marshall Brown Award, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour (1994, 2000), the EIS Award (1984), John Inglis Cairnfield Rainhe Meyer Oppenheim Prize (1982) and the Keith Prize (1975).

He is represented in public and private collections in the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Japan, Mexico, France and Australia.

Elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1984, Inglis was RSW President from 2005 until 2016. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and an Artist Member of the Paisley Art Institute.

John Inglis was made an Honorary Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute in 2010 in recognition of his services to watercolour internationally.