UPCOMING EXHIBITION - IDEAS OF BEAUTY: DOUGLAS GRAY & CATE INGLIS - Wednesday 26th April - Saturday 13th May. Thompson's Gallery London.

Cate Inglis is a Scottish contemporary urban landscape painter and printmaker, based in Glasgow. Cates work focuses on the transient nature of the built environment, often depicting derelict and industrial subjects.

Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art, she has been awarded the RGI Armour Award for landscape painting of distinction (2013), the SSA Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize (2014) and the PAI Art Hire Framing Prize (2015).

Exhibiting regularly both North and South of the border, she is represented at Thompson's Galleries – Aldeburgh and London, and Gallery Heinzel – Aberdeen and the Open Eye Gallery – Edinburgh. Cate currently lives and works in the West End of Glasgow, surrounded by post-industrial inspiration.

Artist Statement

My practice is concerned with the layers and structure of the urban landscape: the transience of the built environment in a relentless process of growth and change. The paintings are each a moment in time of a particular place, as the buildings succumb to weathering, neglect and renewal. I see buildings as a reflection of a population. My work invites questions about how society measures its failures and successes, the things we accept and reject in our environment and our response to familiarity and recognition.

The paintings focus on streets in everyday life, anonymous yet familiar, I am drawn to the mundane and the overlooked... the unnoticed details in a patchwork of grand houses, industrial wastelands, concrete offices and shiny new flats that fill the streets of our cities.
I am drawn in by the illusion of permanence that we create for ourselves and the fragile nature of the recognisable city in a time of accelerating change: the split sandstone, the plugged-in brick, the corroding metal and the peeling paintwork overlapped by concrete, plastic and steel.

The surfaces of my paintings echo the structure of these complex layers. By constructing and peeling back layers of paper, I create delicately textured surfaces on which to paint, print or draw. These layers of paper act as a metaphor for how thin and temporary everything we build ultimately is.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION 1999, BA(Hons.)Design – Glasgow School of Art

AFFILIATIONS Professional Member - Society of Scottish Artists

Elected Artist Member - The Paisley Art Institute

Elected Practicing Artist Member - The Glasgow Art Club

Ordinary Artist Member - Royal Glasgow Institute


2016 Winner, RGI City of Glasgow College Purchase Prize

2015 Winner, PAI Art Hire Award

Winner, Glasgow Art Club Leiper Fine Art Prize

2014 Winner, SSA Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize

2013 Winner, RGI Armour Award for landscape painting of distinction


City of Glasgow College Art Foundation


2017 2 Man Show - Thompson's Gallery, London

2016 'Unbuilt' Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

3 Man Show - Fidra Fine Art, North Berwick

2 Man Show - Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow

2015 3 Man Show - Smithy Gallery, Blanefield

2 Man Show - Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen

2014 'Paper Walls' Montgomery's, Glasgow


2016 Royal Glasgow Institute 153rd Annual Exhibition

Society of Scottish Artists 119th Annual Exhibition

Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition

Paisley Art Institute 128th Annual Exhibition

Glasgow Art Club

Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow

Smithy Gallery, Blanefield

Thompson's Galleries, London & Aldeburgh

Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol

2015 Society of Scottish Artists 118th Annual Exhibition

Edinburgh Art Fair - with Fotheringham Gallery

Paisley Art Institute 127th Annual Exhibition

Thomson's Gallery, London

Glasgow Art Club

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan

Smithy Gallery, Blanefield

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

2014 SSA 117th Annual Exhibition, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Paisley Art Institute 126th Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Glasgow Art Club

The Smithy Gallery, Blanefield

2013 RGI 152nd Annual Exhibition, The MacLellan Galleries, Glasgow


2017 Thompson's Gallery catalogue, Ideas of Beauty, Douglas Gray & Cate Inglis

2016 Summer Exhibition Catalogue - Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol

2015 The Scottish Exhibition Catalogue - Thompson's Gallery, London

Paisley Art Institute 127th Annual Exhibition Catalogue

Urban & Rural Landscapes Catalogue - Fotheringham Gallery

The Biscuit Factory Magazine (Spring Issue)

Scottish Art Scene Magazine (Feature)

2014 SSA 117th Annual Exhibition Catalogue

Glasgow Art Club, Grand Re-opening Exhibition Catalogue

The State of Art 'Landscape & Portrait' Book by Barehill Publishing, London

The Biscuit Factory Magazine (Autumn Issue)

White Coffee Magazine, February Issue (8th February)

The Grind Magazine (Front Cover & Feature), Issue 2 (1st March)

2013 Tribe Magazine Issue 22 (27th October)