VICKY WEST CURRICULUM VITAE   Download Printable Version (PDF 565k)

Muspole Workshops, 25-27 Muspole St, Norwich, NR3 1DJ
Tel: 07761 590799
Email: vicky@vickywest.co.uk

Statement
I am a painter and draftsperson who is inspired by the movement and
structure of animals. To draw an animal from life is to snatch a
moment before the creature moves elsewhere. I study the anatomy of
the animal to work out where it may shift to next or may have
moved from. My challenge is to find the tension of a fleeting moment.
We don't know what's going to happen next, but it will happen.

Weight and balance and our attempts not to fall over play an important part of my work. An unbalanced creature is a vulnerable one, and the fact that anything can stand or move at all really is extraordinary, and something most of us take for granted.

Selected Exhibitions
2012
Norwich Playhouse, Norfolk
Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh White Spirit Arts
Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings White Spirit Arts
Cork Street Gallery, Cork St Open, London
Wingfield Barns,Suffolk Life Lines
Gordale Gallery, The Wirral; National Exhibition of Wildlife Art
Cinema Gallery, Aldeburgh
White Spirit Arts group show, Marwell Hotel, Hampshire
Finalist for BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012
Caroline Wiseman, Aldeburgh Lookout / White Spirit Arts
Ipswich Town Hall Galleries, Suffolk, White Spirit Arts

2011
Open Studios, Muspole Workshops, Norwich
Caroline Wiseman; Aldeburgh Lookout; solo show
Marwell Hotel, Hampshire;
Finalist for BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011
Norfolk Open Studios

2010
Open Studios Muspole Workshops

Awards and competitions:
2012

Cork St Open finalist
BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year finalist

2011
BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year finalist
1998 Central St Martin's, London Animation School: "Best Questions" prize
1993/95
Eastern Arts funding to make The End of The Line
1995
British Council Travel grant
Scottish Film Council Travel award
British Council promotion and distribution of 'The End of The Line'

The End of The Line 1995 (5 minute animation, paint on glass)
Selected Screenings:

London , British Animation Awards
Cambridge, Short Film Festival
Ukraine; Krok Animation Festival
Scotland; Glasgow Film Theatre
Tokyo, Japan; Short Film Festival

Education:
1998 Central St Martin's, London School of Animation:
PG certificate in character animation (2-D
1990 Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art, Dundee:
BA Hons, Fine Art Drawing and Painting
1985 Banbury School of Art: Foundation course in Art and Design