Gallery Forty-Two presents a vibrant collection
of works by artist, Kevin West!
Showcasing the children and landmarks around the city of Indianapolis,
Heart of the City shows a vibrant and youthful representation of Indy’s true heartbeat.
Growing up as a Boys and Girls Club kid, Kevin West always tries to paint pieces that show inner city children as vibrant, beautiful, and colorful. In his most recent series titled, “Heart of the City“ he uses local children and well-known landmarks around the city of Indianapolis to show a youthful representation of Indy’s true heartbeat.
About the Artist
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 is the founder and CEO of West Innovations, which is responsible for custom ‘paint by number’ technology used to service over one hundred seventy-five sip and paint studios and companies (nationwide) including Storie Brush, Wine and Canvas, and Canvas and Cocktails.
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.) With the goal of bringing art to everyone, Kevin launched Gifted Custom Art in 2014. He built out a custom application called Photomatic, the process of creating and scaling custom imagery became automated. For the first time, amateur artists were able to create portraits of their loved ones using the ‘paint by number’ technique. This model was quickly licensed by (paint and sip) affiliates across the country.
(Kevin, a cancer survivor, has not let life’s obstacles stop him. Rather, they have fueled his 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 broken records. His abstract portrait art done with acrylics celebrates figures of pop culture and Black influencers, athletes, and entertainers.
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. He owns West Fine Art Gallery, Located in Brownsburg, Indiana. His works are also represented by Golden Galleries of Denver, Colorado.
Additional recognitions include:
Festival ‘Young Artist of the Year’500 Art
Meet the Artist: Top 50 Artists of the Decade
Work featured at the Nationally recognized Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Work featured at the Nationally recognized Newfields Art Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
Influential clients include:
Mike Epps, Comedian
Warren Buffett, Investor
Jill Scott, Singer and Actress
Dwight Howard, Pro Athlete
Jrue and Lauren Holiday, Pro Athletes
Reggie Wayne, Pro Athlete
Gary Brackett, Pro Athlete
And more ...