West, Brian

"My Line"

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British Contemporary

Born 1945 in Nottinghamshire, UK. As the son of an amateur artist Brian became familiar, from a very early age, with the smell of linseed oil and turpentine. He attended classes at a School of Art from the age of 10. When his involvement in both studying figurative movement and playing sports combined, for if not playing football or cricket he was sketching some athletic action or other. Then inevitably he found himself painting much more than playing.

His application has developed over 40 years or so by being more concerned with action and the loose block-building association of positive colours rather than the clinical line and illustrative detail……calling it the ‘colour of movement’.

Brian is a member of  The Society of Equestrian Artists

From the first ‘FOOTBALL & RACING CATALOGUE’ – Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, London “Brian West began painting in oils at an early age later attending Mansfield College of Art. In his professional career he has specialised in sporting imagery, seeking to portray the drama, colour and spectacle of the sporting world. He has exhibited widely with great success and has been commissioned by many famous names from the world of sport, including Gary Lineker OBE, Peter Shilton MBE OBE, Gordon Strachan OBE, Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, Sir Jack Haywood, David Gower OBE and many others; as well as painting commissions for sporting institutions such as The Football Association, The Sports Council, Wembley Stadium plc, The British Olympic Sailing Team and various football, cricket and rugby clubs”