This unique 24 inch square oil on canvas artwork is painted en plein air by Australian artist Sally West. The date the artwork was painted is included in the title of the work. It is wired and ready to hang. It is signed by the artist on the front lower right corner as well as the back. The sides of this artwork are painted and it does not require framing.
Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable Continental U.S. and worldwide shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included.
What makes Sally West’s original oil paintings so recognizable is the combination of texture, abstraction and calming colors. The movement of the paint strokes on canvas is reminiscent of a light breeze or waves. Each painting is completed in one day, with the date present in the title. West's pieces take at least eight weeks to completely dry. Once dry the thick paint takes on an almost sculptural effect. Overall, West’s color palette is uniquely her own and it conveys a very specific feeling of comfort associated with familiarity and softness.
Sally West was born in West Wyalong, Central New South Wales. West grew up on a farm and as a teenager moved to Eastern Sydney for school. Through her life she has traveled through and lived in both Europe and South East Asia to gain inspiration for her artwork. Although her international journeys have acted as an influence on her style, the subjects of her paintings are very close to home. The subjects of all of her paintings exist in an infinite timeline but only in the location of Eastern Australia.
Since West’s first breakthrough solo exhibition in New York in 2011, her artworks have become highly sought after internationally. She has won and placed as a finalist in numerous worldwide art competitions and juried exhibitions throughout her courier. Within Australia itself, West has already established herself as the central figure of the New South Wales and coastal art scene. Her artworks are exhibited with influential galleries across Australia as well as in New York.