Dave West was born in Wales but is now settled in Balbriggan, North County Dublin. He studied at the Carmarthenshire College of Art and Design and recently completed a degree in Art History with the Open University. He has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout Ireland and is a regular exhibitor in group shows including the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Ulster Academy. Dave works mainly in oils and his subjects are the everyday objects that he is drawn to, some because of their physical qualities and others because of their personal meaning. Each painting is astutely crafted and demonstrates an exceptional affinity with the medium of oil.