Wes Loper was a senior in high school when he decided to pursue art as a career. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1971 from the University of Oklahoma and attained his Master of Fine Arts degree two years later from Claremont Graduate School in Claremont California. As early as 1970 Wes Loper's art was displayed in professional shows and exhibitions, and his involvement in such presentations continues to this day. His works have been prominently featured in over forty shows and exhibitions, including several one and two person shows.
Wes has exhibited many panels done in a technique he calls Nouveau-Fresco. These panels are done with acrylic paints on a plaster ground similar to a faux finishing technique that imitates Fresco wall painting.
Wes also does watercolors and paintings in acrylic on canvas as well. Wes draws his inspiration from the beauty of what he sees in his surroundings. His favorite subjects are landscapes. His original paintings are owned by a number of private collectors. High quality prints of his work are available to collectors.