Wes Benson is a Painter and Illustrator living in Kansas City. Wes completed his MFA at SVA (the School of Visual Arts) in New York City in 2010 and earned his Art History degree at the University of Kansas. Currently Wes teaches part time at the Kansas City Art Institute in the illustration department and works at his art studio in the Crossroads district of downtown Kansas City. His Illustrations have been printed in publications including Dirt Rag mountain bike magazine and the Pitch Weekly, and used by Extreme Makeover Home Edition which aired on ABC. He has exhibited paintings in both Kansas City and New York City.