Renate West  
        BA Hons Art and Design University of Hamburg, T.Dip                      

Renate attained a business diploma (Industrie und Handelskammer Hamburg), followed by an apprenticeship in jewellery making and design, finishing with the study of creative art and design at the University of Hamburg. She gained a teaching diploma at Hamborg University which she later repeated at Southampton University in order to gain a teaching certicifate in English.  Renate worked as a freelance jewellery designer for various jewellers in Hamburg.  In 1979 she moved to England. She studied art therapy, which she practised until eventually resigning, to concentrate on painting full time. She holds workshops and gives demonstrations, and also teaches groups and individuals.

Renate’s paintings, although starting with a preconceived idea or inspiration, always leave room for a considerable spontaneity. Her aim is to achieve freedom from confining principles and establish an equal partnership between expression, emotion and working with the medium, allowing the moment to dictate the development of the painting. Her work is filled with fascinating, spontaneous images, allowing the viewer a personal response to the painting.

Renate’s work is in private collections in the UK; Switzerland; Germany; Australia; USA.  She has received commissions from clients Europe wide.

Burst - Renate West

Tropical Mystique - Renate West

Whirling Dervish - Renate West

Jazz - Renate West

Beyond - Renate West

Teasels - Renate West

Southampton Docks - Renate West

Sailing - Renate West

Midnight Tango - Renate West

Mid Summer Night's Dream - Renate West

Harbour Scene - Renate West

Fragile Earth - Renate West

Container Port - Renate West

A December Evening - Renate West
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