Stephen West is an artist mainly using drawing and sculpture in wood and#or stone in a dynamic figurative style. He was Director Creative Development for Safle, the public arts organisation for Wales, from 2007 to 2008 and previously Co-Director for Cywaith Cymru Artworks Wales and Head of the Residency Programme. He has worked as a gallery curator and public art commissioner as well as a producer of artists' projects. Trained as a painter at St Martins School of Art and Royal College of Art (1982), he has been a fine art lecturer and worked as a gallery education officer. He is also a regular exhibiting artist, sculptor and painter, with one-person shows between 1990 and 2014 and exhibiting in group shows such as Whitechapel Open, Hayward Annual, 56 Group, National Eisteddfod, Jerwood Drawing prize, Hunting/Observer prize, Spectator/Adam prize etc.