Sydney-based artist Sally West creates oil paintings with unusual surfaces, utilizing a technique of thick impasto brushstrokes. Her current “Beach Studies” depict the seascapes of Sydney and rural Australian landscapes of central New South Wales where she grew up. Lots of her works have already been inspired by the Freshwater Beach, a popular location for surfers. On a rock platform, West positioned a particular position high up to be able to find subjects that were suitable for her series, offering her the best aerial viewpoint while overlooking swimmers and surfers, to paint the seashore. Within the past few summers, West has been working on an entire collection of artworks based on this particular view that is spectacular. The artist finds pleasure in creating a direct response to your moment in time and completely absorbs herself into the landscape by painting in plein-air.