Veronica West

Veronica West

Concepts
My practice is wide-ranging using watercolour, gesso, oils and acrylics as well as natural and found materials, in two and three dimensions as well as site-specific installations. I am interested in the extension of two into three dimensions, and I work in series which are cyclical. The site-specific work is generated from the site itself, combined with motifs or ideas that are occurring
concurrently or have been developed over a period of time.

The overriding themes are the passage of time and perpetual change,together with a constancy which persists. Remnants of human and animal presence: tracks, trails, the archaeology of human interaction with the land, marks of ritual, labour and agriculture, all figure particularly in the work located in Derbyshire. In other series the effects of phenomenological changes to a constant subject are recorded or equivalents are sought which hold the sense of impressions fleeting yet intense.

Influences
Turner, Hitchens, Rothko, Rosenquist, Newman, Louis; land artists & arte povera: Smithson, Pennone, Long, Rebekah Horn and Cornelia Parker.
Career path
Qualifications:
Currently studying for a PhD in Fine Art & Philosophy at Staffordshire University.
1990 MA Art Education, Birmingham Polytechnic
1971 PGCE, Manchester University
1970 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting, Gloucestershire College of Art and Design
1967 Foundation (Pre-Diploma), Manchester College of Art and Design

Teaching Experience:
Sept.2010 - Associate Lecturer, Fine Art, University of Derby
1992- 2008- Full-time Senior Lecturer, Fine Art and Foundation Staffordshire University, and
1998 - 2008 Course leader, Introductory Studies Programme, School of Art and Design, Staffordshire University
1979/87 Part-time Lecturer in Drawing and Perception, College of Art and Design, Derbyshire College of Higher Education
1986/92 Part-time Lecturer in Foundation, Staffordshire University
1984/86 Part-time Lecturer in Psychology of Perception, Loughborough
1984/92 Part-time Lecturer, Fine Art, Painting, Staffordshire University

Areas of work:
Tertiary education
Adult education
Exhibiting
Lecturing
Practice-based research
Private commissions
Public art
Visual arts consultancy
Workshops
Collections:
Private collections
Nottingham Trent University
Paintings for Hospitals
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Location Derby, East Midlands