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Exhibition: Under the Surface

When? 08 Apr 2017 to 06 Jan 2018
Where? Dorset County Museum - Dorchester

  • Exhibition: Under the Surface
  • Exhibition: Under the Surface

Paintings and carvings by David West.

David West was born in London in 1939 and studied painting and printmaking at Camberwell School of Art. Working at first as an art teacher, and then as a professional artist since 1972, he has lived and worked in Lyme Regis since 1981.

West has frequently drawn inspiration from his surroundings here in Dorset – particularly in his more recent work which expresses the movement and qualities of water – and in a visual language that is both personal and exploratory.

For the very first time this exhibition brings together 70 of David West’s most important works from both private and public collections. Spanning sixty years, it reflects the different strands of his development as a painter, sculptor and craftsman, deftly illustrating the progression and interaction between his use of paint and wood, in what is a landmark exhibition for this Dorset artist.

More information:
Exhibition: Under the Surface Website

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Dorset County Museum

High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1XA

Tel: 01305 756827

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