Cate Inglis is a contemporary Scottish landscape painter based in Glasgow, whose detailed paintings explore the transience of the built environment. Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art, she has won numerous awards and is a Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists. She exhibits with highly regarded galleries in the UK and Ireland, and her work hangs in both public and private collections.
My practice is concerned with the layers and structures of the urban landscape, the transience of the built environment in a relentless process of change. 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. Undertaking urban explorations is a key part of my practice, and 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 cumulative layers of habitation use and disuse.