Oil Paintings, Sand Sculptures, & more by Duane L. West

Announcement    With over 30 years of experience, Award Winning Fine Art & Consignment Artist, Duane West, specializes in Oil Paintings & one-of-a-kind Sand Sculptures! Go no further for your Art!


Last updated on Sep 5, 2017

With over 30 years of experience, Award Winning Fine Art & Consignment Artist, Duane West, specializes in Oil Paintings & one-of-a-kind Sand Sculptures! Go no further for your Art!


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Artistic Conquests by Duane L. West

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Artistic Conquests by Duane L. West


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About ArtisticConquests

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On Etsy since 2016

Oil - Sand - Glass - Pencil - Pen & Ink - Woodwork

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  • Duane West


    I am a Fine Art and Consignment Artist. My art is and has been featured in many homes and businesses worldwide. Much of my work is Oil Painting and Semi-Relief Sand Sculpting.

  • Meghan West

    Assistant, Photographer, Maker

    My daughter Meghan has followed in my artistic footsteps as she is an artist herself, though primarily in pencil. She works as my Business/Advertising Manager, and attends events with me. Without her, Artistic Conquests, LLC would only be a hobby!

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  • Fine Art America (FAA)

    Atlanta, GA

    FAA is well-known for it's high quality printmaking services. They have over 40 years of experience working with artists to bring their products to customers all over the globe. FAA uses acid-free papers and canvases with archival inks.

  • Zazzle

    San Jose, CA

    With an ever-expanding array of categories including everything from apparel and paper goods to fabric and food, Zazzle is committed to offering the highest quality custom products in the world.

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Last updated on Jul 16, 2018


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Frequently asked questions

Can I order a custom oil painting?

Unfortunately, I had a stroke a few years ago, taking out my ability to use my right hand for detailed artwork. As I'm not an abstract artist, this has limited my abilities to create new oil paintings (and glass sculptures).

But, I am still able to produce Sand Sculptures, and am always working on a new one! While animals are my specialty, I can do landscapes and more!

How long does it take to complete a Sand Sculpture?

Since my sand sculptures are literally 100% sand built up layer upon layer, using a very thin water/glue mixture which must dry before the next layer is applied, the process can take a very long time. My smaller sculptures (approximately 8x10") usually take about a month, and my largest and most complex (22x28") took me a year to complete. Of course, subject matter, complexity of the scene, and depth of the semi-relief aspects of the sculpture should be taken into consideration.

Care instructions

You should always maintain any piece of art, regardless of medium, in a location that is not overly dry nor humid, and with not a lot of harsh sunlight. While my original artwork and prints are created using quality material that stands up better to poor conditions, great care should still be maintained to ensure your piece lasts.

Is the sand "painted" on the Sand Sculptures?

No! The often used term, "Sand Painting," is very inaccurate, as there is no "paint" or "painting" involved beyond brushing on the glue mixture between layers of sand to keep it all in place. The sand is naturally colored, meaning no paint or dyes are used, and is either purchased from Scenic Sand or collected from my travels around the world. My White is from Florida's Gulf Coast, Black from Mexico's beaches, Yellow from the country Jordan, Reds & Browns from the Painted Desert in Utah, Pink from Bermuda's beaches, and Tans from Virginia Beach. The final product can be quite the cultural piece taken from around the world!

Are the Sand Sculptures really all sand?

My Sand Sculptures consist completely of hundreds of layers of sand held together with a 40-to-60% water & Elmer’s glue mix, which I brush onto a Birch or Basswood Plywood base, or other wooden base, & each layer of sand thereafter. No moldings are used. Some portions of the sculpture can extend out a couple of inches from the board giving the piece quite a bit of dimension, but make this sort of work very time consuming as the glue mixture must be set before applying the next layer, and there are several hundred layers of sand composing each sculpture. On some pieces, gemstones are set into the sand for decoration.

What keeps the sand on the Sand Sculptures from falling off?

I use a 40-to-60% water and Elmer's glue mix between each of the several hundred layers of sand that compose a Sand Sculpture. While this in general holds the entire piece together, I ensure a more solid sculpture by applying a clear top-coat sealant to the finalized sculpture.

What if a piece of my Sand Sculpture breaks?

Life happens, as I know with my many military moves! If something minor should break off of your sculpture, please contact me to coordinate a repair!

Is purchased artwork copyrighted?

Yes, the rights of all artwork listed in this shop belong to me, the artist, and is therefore copyrighted. If you make a purchase from this shop, you do not have the right to reproduce and/or distribute the artwork. All artwork is protected under current copyright laws and all rights are reserve under Duane L. West and/or Artistic Conquests, LLC.

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