Jim West is an artist who has mainly painted in oils with a particular interest in painting portraits and still life. His tutors have been Ros Psakis and Gwendolin Lewis, both of whom left Jim with a sense of the importance of colour and light. Recently Jim has been experimenting with strong, exaggerated colours in acrylic with freer brush strokes and the use of the palette knife.
Jim is also very interested in tapping into the artistic talents of the young people in the St. George area and is the co-ordinator of the Make Your Mark school mentoring program. Jim is currently the President of the St. George Art Society.