"Brian’s work is increasing in value and is obviously getting the recognition it rightly deserves."
Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, Manchester United FC
"Effect so suited to the catching of athletic action"

Specialising in collating a number of subjects and ideas fused into a personal montage to tell a unique and powerful visual story, his paintings are owned by many famous names, companies and institutions. An impressionistic type style – developed over thirty years – that bounces between realism and partial abstraction with sort of fauvist-like, though softer use of primary colours. Fleeting moments captured sometimes with an effect so suited to the catching of athletic action. This can be seen to good effect through a range of subject matter and themes including music icons and figurative/abstract imagery, such as in his action-study portraiture collections and famous player action montages.

Michael Lawrence Galleries
"In the Frame"
Nottinghamshire TODAY magazine
"Brian’s Olympic Art"
Brians Olympic Art- Nottingham Post- This is Nottingham
"His paintings capture the game’s allure…"
The Times
"’specialising in football canvases…"
The Daily Express
"The UK’s leading football artist…"
The Daily Mail
"Sports artist to the sports elite…"
The Independent
"SOTHEBY’S SALE CATALOGUE JULY 1998"

Brian West began painting at in oils at an early age later attending Mansfield College of Art. In his professional career West has specialised in sporting imagery, seeking to portray the drama, colour and spectacle of the sporting world. He has exhibited widely with great success and has been commissioned by many famous names from the world of sport, including Gary Lineker OBE, Peter Shilton MBE.OBE, Gordon Strachan OBE Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, Sir Jack Haywood, David Gower OBE and many others; as well as painting commissions for sporting institutions such as The Football Association, The Sports Council, Wembley Stadium plc, The British Olympic Sailing Team and various football, cricket and rugby clubs.
Brian is a very active artist and I’m sure there will be a lot of interest in his work in the future.

Graham Budd, New Bond Street, London – SOTHEBY’S SALE CATALOGUE JULY 1998
Books:
  • ‘Canto del Cigno’ by Andrea Scanzi and Marco Van Basten. Published 2004 – Sleeve cover picture
  • ‘ISIS Bob Dylan Anthology’ by Derek Barker. Published by Helter Skelter 2001 – Sleeve Cover Picture
  • ‘The Real Mackay’ by Dave Mackay and Martin Knight – Comment
  • ’Walking Tall, My Story’ by Peter Crouch and Sam Wallace – Villa debut goal commissioned painting
  • ‘Sports in Society’ by Dr E.C.J. Pike. Published by Open University Press Cover picture
Magazines:
  • Artists & Illustrators. June 2008 – The Outside Favourites: Featured in joint profile
  • Isis Magazine, issues 95/2001 & 146/2009 – Front and Back Covers featuring Bob Dylan paintings
  • It’s All About You Magazine, issue 6 2009 – Real Life, Real People’ double page feature
  • The Chelsea Official Magazine, August 02 – Blue is the Colour
  • Nottinghamshire TODAY magazine, August 02 – In The Frame
  • Foyer .. London’s Premier Magazine, May 2014 – Competition prize commission.
VHS:
  • ‘The Gordon Strachan Story…Good Times, Hard Times’ – His favourite goal painting commission comment & video appearance
Interviews:
  • Royal Yachting Association – Interview with Karenza Morton
  • BBC Television – East Midlands Today on 11/4/12. ‘Sail For Gold 2012′ painting wip report