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.
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
Kevin is available for commissioned art and speaking engagements.
Follow him on Instagram @ artbykwest
He welcomes your inquires at firstname.lastname@example.org