Toreen West, a fourth generation Californian, comes from a long line of well known artists and jewelers. For over twenty years she was a freelance graphic artist for notable California and New York advertising agencies and design studios. A fine artist since 1987, Toreen's commissioned works include portraits of people, animals and landscapes. Her impressionistic pallet of dappled sunlight evoke visual delight and emotional magic. West's partcipation in juried shows has resulted in many awards throughout the country.
West's portraits capture a moment in time and are an instant heirloom. Her paintings reflect the vitality and inner mood of her subjects, portraying the individual's characteristics and feelings, freezing the moment and the character of her subjects carefully and correctly. Her art touches the hearts of those who see her work.