Chris Insoll attended Chelsea School of Art and Falmouth School of Art before moving to the Roseland peninsula in 1984, where he founded the Portscatho Society of Artists. The following year he established his own gallery in Portscatho, moving to larger premises at the New Gallery in 1997. This is an artist-run space specialising in showing the work of established West Country-based artists.
In 2001 he had a retrospective exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery. His work has been shown at London's Royal Academy and the Paris Salon.
Examples of his paintings can be seen in the Gerrans Heritage Centre, the permanent collection of the Falmouth Art Gallery, and the Royal Cornwall Museum.
In 2018 he was elected as an Honorary Member of the St Ives Society of Artists (STISA).
works and access
Works incl: Dramatic Light, Pednevaden Point from Porthcurnick 6 October 1993 (Falmouth Art Gallery); The Porth, Portscatho 1999 at Gerrans Heritage Centre
2019: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (16 Nov-2 Jan)
2019: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (23 Nov-18 Jan)
STISA (Hon. Member since 2018)
Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly p17, p63 illus