Brian West

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email: – web: www.brianwestart.com

“Born in 1945, Brian West began painting in oils at an early age later attending Mansfield College of Art. In his professional career has specialised in sporting imagery, seeking to portray the drama, colour and spectacle of the sporting world. He has exhibited widely with great success and has been commissioned by many famous names from the world of sport.” (Sotheby’s Football & Racing Sale Catalogue 1998)

“Other than when figurative commission work requires a desired level of ‘photo-realism’ , I am probably more concerned with the bringing together of loose affirmative colour rather than the clinical line of illustrative detail – proving a continual learning curve attempting to capture effort, emotion and the ‘colour of movement’ this way