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Rae West began her career as a graphic designer based in Sydney, developing an eye for composition and design. West eventually returned to New Zealand and moved toward fine art, following in the footsteps of her grandmother who she had watched as a child painting and creating. West experimented with painting as well as pottery, quickly developing a distinct style. She was soon showcasing the work she produced from her own studio/gallery near the sea just outside Napier.
West latest work shows that she has really developed her stylistic approach, toward increased free mark making. In her new work, gone are the imagery of birds and botanicals as she dives into the realms of abstraction.
Rae West's work is broadly collected, and her work can be found in private collections throughout Australasia, the UK and USA.