‘Seashaken’ was an entire exhibition of boat paintings from Balbriggan down the coast to Kilmore Quay and on to Ballyhack and beyond. ‘Seashaken’ featured the paintings of Dave West.
There were large and small oil paintings, a range of beautiful pastels and a series of black and white linocuts and these three media are packed with boats and harbors, masts and wheelhouses, tide full and at their lowest, ropes and moorings, decks and quaysides; a world of the coast and the sea.
Dave West was born and raised in South Wales. He studied at the Carmarthenshire College of Art & Design and is now settled in Balbriggan, North County Dublin.
Dave has held several successful solo exhibitions including one at Art Upstairs, Wexford in 2008. His work has been selected for the Eigse Arts Festival, the New English Art Club and the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition. Two of his paintings are currently showing at the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London and two of his pastels have been selected for the Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition currently showing in Belfast.
His work is also in many private and corporate collections including the Office of Public Works (OPW), Texaco Corp., BP and Fingal County Council.