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Kevin Nance West is a professional fine artist, art entrepreneur (and art instructor) in the Indianapolis area, specializing in contemporary abstract paintings and portrait art. 

Kevin studied at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis prior to exploring business ventures in art. (Early initiatives included teaching art classes at the Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis and hosting private portrait painting workshops.) 

(Kevin, a cancer survivor, has not let life’s obstacles stop him. Rather, they have fueled the passion for his craft. His larger than life art is filled with colorful lines of emotion dancing across the canvas.) In his twenty years as a professional artist, Kevin has experimented with a variety of mediums and concepts including mixed media and Oil Painting. His abstract portrait art done with acrylics and oil pastels are figures of pop culture, Black influencers and children.

In 2020, Kevin was selected by Indy10 Black Lives Matter and other community groups to help design and implement the Black Lives Matter mural along Indiana Avenue; a street that was once the center of Black life in Indianapolis. 

 Kevin is currently is focusing on his fine art career. 

Additional recognitions include:

  • 500 Art Festival ‘Young Artist of the Year’

  • Meet the Artist: Top 50 Artists of the Decade

  • Work featured at Nationally recognized Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati,Ohio.

  • Work featured at Nationally recognized Newfields Art Museum, Indianapolis, In.

  • Works Acquired by NAACP

  • Works Acquired by Indianapolis Children’s Museum 

  • Works Acquired by IUPUI University 

Commissioned by Wiley Publishing to paint the cover of Robert G. Hagstrom autobiography of Warren Buffett, Titled: Warren Buffett, Inside the ultimate money mind.

Influential Collectors:

Ed Gordon, Journalist 

George Hill, Pro athlete 

Mike Epps, comedian 

Warren Buffett, Investor

Jill Scott, singer and actress 

Dwight Howard, Pro athlete 

Anthony and Marlen Davis, Pro athlete 

Jrue and Lauren Holiday, Pro athletes 

Reggie Wayne, Pro athlete

Gary Brackett, Pro athlete

     And more…..

Kevin is available for commissioned art and speaking engagements.

Follow him on Instagram @ artbykwest

He welcomes your inquires at

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