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Kim West

Tastemaker

Local artist Kim West lights our way through Hollywood and Downtown LA with her splashy yet soothing murals. Before settling in Los Angeles, Kim studied painting and printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design, Smith and Amherst. A true fan will tell you her early work highlights animal migrations, zoos, taxidermy and the like—themes that still wander into her expansive paintings and murals, some of which can be found in unexpected places, like Peter Strauss Ranch.