Dave West was born and raised in South Wales. He studied at Carmarthenshire College of Art & Design and is now settled in North County Dublin.
A figurative artist, his current work is primarily concerned with relationships between landscape, light and mood. His aim is to give a poetic voice to everyday, mundane places - often seen through the half-light of dawn and dusk or the neon glow of street lamps.
Dave West has held several successful solo exhibitions. Winner of the 2013 Schminke Award UK Pastel Society in London, his work has been selected for the Royal Ulster Academy, Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Society of Marine Artists
annual exhibitions. His work is also in many private and corporate collections including the
OPW, Texaco Corp., BP and Fingal County Council.