Di West

Born: Auckland New Zealand, moved to Brisbane Australia in early childhood.

Raised: in hotels, parents and grandparents being publicans.
Married: to a builder/designer - moving to Maleny in May 2006.

Career Background: Interior Design, specialising in Display Homes - winning Best Interior Designer of the Year Award 1998.

Arts Training:-
Master Fine Arts, QUT, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. Aust. 2004
Diploma Fine Arts, Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor, Brisbane, Aust.2003
Certificate Fine Arts, Brisbane Institute of Art,Windsor,Brisbane,Aust. 2001

2009 1st Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize Sculpture - Royal National Show,
Brisbane, Qld
2009 Feature Artist Baroon Dollar Project, Maleny Qld.
2009 Joint Feature Artist Brisbane Boys Grammar School, Qld
2008 Feature Artist Brisbane Boys Grammar School, Qld
2007 Entrant Archibald Art Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2007 - Selected - Brisbane Boys Grammnar Annual Art Show
2006 - Finalist - Redcliffe Art Gallery "Fifteen Artists" Redcliffe Qld.
2006 - Highly Commended - Caloundra City Art Festival, Caloundra, Qld. - Sculpture
2006 - First Prize - Royal National Show "The Ekka" Brisbane, Conceptual Sculpture
2006 - Finalist - St.Bernard's Mt.Tamborine Art Prize
2006 - Acquisition Prize - Stanthorpe Art Gallery, Arts Festival
2006 - Finalist - Conrad Jupiters Art Prize 2006
2005 - 3rd Prize - Royal National Show "The Ekka" Brisbane - Sculpture
2000 - 1st prize - B.I.A. "Metcalfe Award" 2000
1999 - Commendation - Redland Bay Art Show 1999

Selected Artwork can be viewed at -
Main Street Gallery, Montville, Qld
Gallery Eumundi, Eumundi, Qld
Corporate Art, Burleigh Heads, Qld.
Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay, NSW
Secret Garden Gallery, Mt.Tamborine Qld
Manyung Galleries, Mt.Eliza, VIC


Living and working the majority of life in Brisbane, my husband and I recently decided make the move and build a home in the beautiful surrounds of lush Maleny.
Having been a professional artist for 15 years, this move to the country has changed the way I paint and has changed the things I paint.

Prior to this, the art I created has come from visual interpretations of words, phrases, metaphors and song lyrics, with inspiration taken from the layering of colourful childhood memories.

Whilst not totally discarding my previous creative thoughts, the overwhelming beauty of the country and all my observations, is now reflected in my latest works.

I create -
Paintings (oil on canvas)
Sculpture (small to medium works in bronze)
Assemblage (works in paper, framed behind glass)

Solo Exhibitions held annually and many Group Exhibitions every year.

Main Street Gallery, Montville, Qld
opens Saturday 5th June 2010
Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic.
opens Friday 11th August 2010

Artist's Website: www.diwest.com.au

Contact Artist

Artist's Gallery

Man in the Blue Shirt - Bronze on Marble Base


Glad Rags


Remains of The Day

Lets Face the Music and Dance

On a Clear Day

Hello Sailor - Bronze on Sandstone Base

Study for You've Got a Hide


Light My Fire

Wish You Were Here