A gallery of drawings and occasional writings by Nina West.
I earned a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree in Printmaking (etching, lithography, monoprints, and block printing) from Georgia State University. I also studied art at Tennessee State University in Nashville and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. For many years I worked at a museum with collections from ancient Greece and Rome, the ancient Americas, the ancient Near East, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and ancient Egypt, sometimes drawing objects in the collections among other educational responsibilities. Other professional work included creating artwork for Yellow Page advertisements and some aspects of map-making for a civil engineering company. Out of this varied exposure to many kinds of art, I arrived at the conviction that all artwork is a vast vocabulary of visual expression from which I can draw, literally and figuratively. For the most part, I work intuitively, looking at many sources, to create images.