Oil on canvas - 80 x 60 cm
framed Size - 100 x 80 cm
Award-winning artist Dave West was born in South Wales in 1972 and now lives in Dublin, Ireland. He studied at the Carmarthenshire College of Art & Design and recently completed a degree in Art History with the Open University.
He has mounted many solo one man solo shows and is a regular contributor to some of the most prestigious societies and institutions in Ireland and the UK including
Royal Hibernian Academy
Royal Ulster Academy
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Royal Society of British Artists
Dublin Painting & Sketching Club
Royal Society of Marine Artists
“I envisage my nocturnal works as giving a poetic voice to everyday, mundane places and spaces - seen through the half-light of dawn and dusk or the neon glow of street lamps. I am concerned with the sublime in the everyday and ordinary, the point at which beauty meets perceived ‘ugliness’, for example the meeting of the dusty blues and pinks of dusk with a mobile home, or the intensity of car lights in a line of traffic. These atmospheric works are unapologetically romantic and I consider them successful when they connect with the viewer on an emotional rather than an intellectual level”.