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Artist statement for David W Westwood
David grew up in the shadow of Birmingham, England. The second largest city in the UK. He comes from a working class back-ground. David is gay and came out to his family at the age of 16 in 1984. At first his family rejected his sexuality. AIDS was hitting the headlines as, “the gay plague,” and they really did not understand why he had, “chosen,” to be gay. Eventually however, they realised it was not a choice and they did accept him. This conflict is documented in many of David’s artworks along with his interest in history and politics.
He paints in the naive style. His artwork is created to be seen and when it has been looked at his has achieved his goal. He creates two types of art, that which carries a message and that which exists just to be pretty. David suffers with hereditary mental health problems, but he has never let it hold him back.
He has studied Law via the Certified Institute of Legal Executives; he has a Batchelor’s Degree in History and in total 23 academic and skills-based qualification. David suffers with hereditary mental health problems, but he has never let it hold him back.
David has written several novels and turned to oil painting, then moved on to mixed media and experimental art after the end of a long-term relationship in 2013. He began creating in the evening to fill the void left by his absent partner. Now he cannot image life without a paint brush. He has exhibited widely across the UK and has a strong online presence. He has sold a small number of originals and a lot of prints, which have been sold worldwide.
Sales of originals
The Price of Sugar, to a professional art collector/dealer in London.
Victorian Policeman, via Saatchi Art to a dealer in Canada.
Find the rabbits, via The Art Yard to a member of the public.
Silver Seas, via Harvington Hall stately home, to a member of the public.
Over 100 sold to date via eBay to members of the public in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia, France, Germany, Italy and Austria.