Sally West is a highly acclaimed contemporary artist from Australia who has garnered widespread recognition for her distinctive use of thick paint and bold, textural surfaces. Her captivating beach series, which draws inspiration from a range of Australian beaches, including Terrigal, Avoca, Freshwater, Manly, Coogee, Maroubra, Bondi, Camp Cove, Blueys, Lizzie and North Curl Curl, has garnered a significant following.
West has earned numerous art prizes throughout her career and has exhibited her work in many prestigious art competitions. These include the Portia Geach Art Prize at the SH Ervin Gallery, the New South Wales Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, the Paddington Art Prize (2016), the KAAF Prize (2016), EMSLA (2016), Salon Des Refuses (Wynne) Prize, the Charlatan Ink Art Prize in Manhattan, New York City, the Pacific Palms Art Prize (winner 3 years), the Gosford Art Prize, the Mosman Art Prize (2019), the Hornsby Art Prize, and several others. Sally West’s work is highly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts, and she is considered one of Australia’s most prominent contemporary artists.