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Our fourth artist being featured in our Open to Art series is Dave West who is now residing in Balbriggan. Dave exhibited in our Easter Snow Gallery in 2015. Dave’s practice comfortably crosses several art forms and he is equally at home working in pencil, charcoal, pastel and oil paint. His paintings cover a broad range from meticulous still life paintings, loose expressive pastel drawings to charcoal and Plein Air (outdoor) painting. Dave is passionate about ‘Plein Air’ painting which involves working (in all weathers) and won the Gold Mayoral Award at the ‘Art in the Open’ international plein-air painting festival in 2017. He is a regular exhibitor with Ireland and Britain’s most prestigious societies and institutions including: