Deon West  fine artist 


I matriculated in 1979 from the Johannesburg School for Art, Ballet and Music (School of Performing Arts, Parktown). 
After attending the school for 5 years, I was awarded 2 distinctions in sculpture and painting and in my final year, I was elected Head Boy.

After leaving school, I studied Graphic Art at Pretoria Technicon and completed 1 year of basic training in this field. After returning from my military service in 1983, I joined an advertising agency and am currently still in this line of work, but my love for sculpture and painting is still very strong and I use every free moment to pursue my passion. 
I have extensive knowledge in oil and acrylic painting and have tried my hand at wax sculpture, wood carving and water colour. 
I get my inspiration from the natural beauty of our country. I love painting scenes that have open spaces filled with sunlight, shadows and earthy colours. I feel the need to capture the mood of the setting, so that the viewer can relate to the scene. 
I have a passion for unique settings and am always on the look out for that special scene. 

In the 1980’s I was a regular at the Johannesburg Art in the Park, where I exhibited my paintings and sold a number of my favourite pieces. 

1980's - Art in the Park. Zoo Lake
2007 - Combined Exhibition, Pretoria 
2007 - Marble Foyer Artscape Cape Town 
2008 - CT, Eaglevlei Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
2008 - Johannesburg Outdoor Expo

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