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                    Mary Kay West is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and is the daughter of watercolorist  Elizabeth Phillips. Mary Kay began painting as a child next to her mother's easel.  Her diverse interests have led her to express her artistic abilities in a variety of settings including set design for theater, mural painting, costume and clothing design as well as jewelry and accessory design.  Painting, however, has been her continuing passion.

In 2006, Mary Kay completed a 4 year apprenticeship with Ben Long and John MacKah at the Fine Arts League of Asheville specializing in landscape and still life. Mary Kay currently lives in Santa Ynez, California. 

Her original works can be seen in galleries in

Montecito, CaliforniaCarmel, California and on the  El Paseo Art Walk in Palm Desert, CA.



Mary Kay is available for commissions as well as art classes (group and private instruction).  Please contact her at mrykywest@yahoo.com for further information.