Biography

Artist Brian Innes in his studio

Having painted for many years, I have now turned to etching as my main creative outlet. My imagery is inspired by the concertina sketchbooks I have produced over the past year. I have always liked the medium and activity of printing in any form, something that goes back to my days as a textile designer. I am also attracted to the idea of producing multiples to which I can add colour in form of Chine-collé and watercolour.

I was born in the Scottish Borders and first came to London to do my Foundation at Hornsey College of Art. I went on to Middlesex Polytechnic and then to the Royal College Art, where I continued to study textiles. On leaving the RCA, I freelanced in textile design until I made the switch to painting in the early 1980s. I have exhibited on a regular basis and have taught at a number of art schools, including Middlesex University.

Currently, I work from my studio in Stoke Newington; I also continue to teach part-time.

Solo exhibitions
2007        Sutton House, Hackney, London E9.
1996Heifer Gallery, Islington, London.
1991Tall House Gallery, Southwark, London.
1986-9Mainhill Gallery, Jedburgh, Scotland.
1982Axis Gallery, Brighton.
 
Selected group exhibitions
2017      Suraya Arts Spring Exhibition.
 Art in the Round, Ice House Gallery, Holland Park.
 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries.
2016Suraya Arts Spring Exhibition.
 National Open Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery.
2014Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery Open Exhibition, London.
2012Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London.
 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London.
2011Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London.
 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition, King’s Place Gallery, London.
 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London.
2009Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London.
2005-6Battersea Art Fair, London.
2005Images in the City, Geffrye Museum, London.
2003National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
2001-3Glasgow Art Fair.
1996-8Artists in Print, Atrium Gallery, London.
1993City Gallery, Leicester.
1985Thirty Young Artists, Royal Overseas League, London.
1984Royal Academy Summer Show, London. 
1983Whitechapel Open, London.
Horse and rider Watercolour and gouache, 20x20cm. Selected for Discerning Eye 2010.
Horse and rider Watercolour and gouache, 20x20cm. Selected for Discerning Eye 2010.
Silhouettes in a landscape Oil on canvas, 39.5x39.5cm. Selected for Discerning Eye 2009.
Silhouettes in a landscape Oil on canvas, 39.5×39.5cm. Selected for Discerning Eye 2009.
Self-Portrait Acrylic on canvas, 57x48 cm. Selected for the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competiton 2011.
Self-Portrait Acrylic on canvas, 57×48 cm. Selected for the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competiton 2011.