di west was born in new zealand and immigrated with her family to australia at the age of three.

in mid 2016 she returned to her homeland of new zealand to settle in the bay of islands, northland.

after a career in interior design, di decided to push her creative urges and completed a certificate in fine art and diploma in fine art at the brisbane institute of art.  in 2002, she finished a master in fine art degree at the qut, brisbane, australia.

a painter and sculptor, art for di is about observing and interpreting her thoughts into her artwork.  as an artist, her focus is always one of optimism.  she is an incurable romantic and influenced by song lyrics, poetry and metaphors and in many of her works, the title comes before the work.  words become pictures in her mind.

di’s work is held in many corporate and private collections in new zealand and australia


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