About Wild Wes
Hi, My name is Wes Adkins aka "Wild Wes." I am a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where I earned an Associate Degree in Visual Communications. My background in painting started when I was a child. I worked for my father in his small paint shop. There I learned the body and restoration trade while working by his side on many show cars and customs.
I began painting when I was only 12 years old with my fathers guidance. I perfected my skills and painted many award winning show cars by the time I was 18. Pinstriping and lettering are skills I taught myself with a lot of practice and some advice from other local pinstripers. I have gained experience in many areas over the last 25 years.
After graduating from A.I.P. in 1994 I immediately started my own business painting, pinstriping, and lettering. I worked out of my shop in East Canton, Ohio for about 10 years. The work began to spread across the country. I spent a few years traveling west to paint for other builders and landed in Las Vegas, Nevada.