Ronald west :”I paint life, not as we see it, but as we dream it”. “I love the small things in life, a good meal, beautiful music, France or Italy, and of course, people. I only work in oil. I paint about 5 works a month.”Ronald Martin West was born in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, in 1974. From childhood Ronald have shown a keen interest in art. His formal art training only started in high school, when he joined the PJ Olivier Art Center from 1989 to 1992, with sculpture as the main subject. One night in November 2002 Ronald was awakened by such a vivid dream that he knew he could not go on with his life as a salesman. He had to pursue his hearts desire, ART. On that Monday he resigned and took up his brushes and paint and has never looked back since.