Art James West - "Art West"
Contemporary Southwest Art - Art West and Beyond
Arthur James West (a.k.a. Alan Heuer) has been painting the West for over 40 years. In 2000 he moved to Taos, New Mexico where he established himself as a Taos Icon and post modernist following in the tradition of the Taos School. In 2006 he won best representational painting at the Taos Fall Arts Festival "Taos Invites Taos" (now the "Taos Select").
In 2013 he took on the professional name Arthur James West (Art West) and moved his studio to Santa Fe.
Originally from Wyoming, Art West is and listed in The Artist's Bluebook as Alan Heuer.
When in Santa Fe you may visit Art West's studio @ the Plaza Mercado, Suite 109, 112 W. San Francisco Street right off Santa Fe Plaza
For purchasing information and availabity contact Art West.
About Art West's Oil Paintings:
I use only the finest oil paints (Grumbacher pre-tested) and stretched fine art canvas and paper. I use Canson's Fine Art Canva-Paper for my small original oil paintings, milled in France for over 500 years and used by both Van Gogh and Picaso. It has a nicely textured surface. Although no absolute guarantee can be given as to longevity, I have followed to the best of my knowledge, as outlined by Ralph Mayer in his treatise to artists via long-standing master painter principals, those principals that best ensure an oil painting's ability to stand against the ravages of time.
This is not a knock-off. This is an original piece of fine art done using my own reference materials and techniques. My painting style is not based upon that of any other artist, living or dead, but is the culmination of years of study, experimentation and practice.
All artwork on this website is subject to copyright and may not be copied for any reason without express permission of the artist.