Don West

Don West

Don West Artist: Has 100.00 artworks for sale

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  Artist: Don West
 Live in: Tucson, AZ, United States
 Artworks for sale: 100.00
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Don West Artist Bio:

I am a Tucson painter whose work is continually evolving, moving between styles, approaches and mediums. My background in theater arts informs my work and process. Essentially, my paintings are about line, color, surface, composition, texture, space, place and beauty. Process, incident and intuition sustain me. I replace the figure or the subject with a brush mark or a series of brush marks, creating something tangible, timeless and universal. I may do this in any medium, using found objects or constructions, directly or through resist materials. Among things like subject or style, my work is about feeling, the art and the act of painting, itself. Mine is also free ranging, sometimes gestural, sometimes genre-crossing work about light, energy, mark making, relationship and the landscape of illusion. I was born in Murray, Kentucky in 1946 but grew up in Detroit, Michigan. When I first saw the Van Gogh self portrait at the Detroit Institute of Art on a grade school field trip, I knew I’d become a painter. Drawing and painting since childhood, I studied painting as a post-graduate at the University of Arizona with Bruce McGrew, Charles Hall, and Philip Melton and at the Tucson Museum of Art School with Monica Jost and James Christopher Larsen. I also studied Scientific Illustration with Don Saynor at the U of A. Most recently, I studied oil painting with Alyssa Monks at the New York Academy of Art in 2011. I have shown work in galleries and museums across the country including Detroit, Chicago, Santa Fe and San Diego. I undertook painting seriously at the age of thirty in 1977 and have won a number of awards and honors. (Don West Fine Art See my interview in the Sonoran Arts Network (

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