A. E. West attends art shows along the east coast and also sells cards and prints of some of her work online. Commission requests always welcomed. Use this LINK to request your custom artwork.
Previous shows Anita has participated in include:
- The Clothesline Art Festival, Rochester, NY
- Rehoboth Art League Annual Art Show, DE
- St. Peter's Art Show, Lewes, DE
- Pennsylvania Audubon Society, Hawley, PA
- Haddonfield NJ Fall Art & Craft Show
- Woodstown NJ Fall Festival
West Art Renewed really means...
We Start Renewed
The West name was my born name when I was very young, and then it changed for a really long time after an unfortunate divorce when I was around three years old.
Many years have gone by since I had last seen my father and extended family. Through a couple of determined relatives, I was finally able to reunite with my West family, and it was a gift from God. We carry so many similar traits that it seems like nothing short of a miracle whenever I am with them. My life has been filled with love, and it's as if I never left them. Sadly, my father died years ago so I never had the chance to reconnect with him as an adult, but I have been able to know him through his brothers and sister and my cousins.
I remain connected with my family through my paintings, and our shared love of nature and the outdoors. I take samples, do sketches and with the help of my Uncle John West, nature photographer, I can then re-create what I have seen and experienced on paper.
My hope is to create uplifting works that other people can connect to and also find meaning in. I really want my work to serve a meaningful purpose- such as to connect with my Dad, my family, myself, to God, and to anyone who views one of my paintings. I truly enjoy sharing my work in person with people when I'm at art shows!
Sometimes through difficult circumstances there is always a chance that We Start Renewed, no matter how long it may take us to get there.
(Pictured Above: My Dad, Gordon West)