Kuester is an oil painter who has been painting New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and the Southwest since 1986. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, he teaches workshops in landscape, still life, figures, and portraits. He has received a number of awards in his career including an award from The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for his portrait of Milburn Stone and Best of Show by Oil Painters of America. Kuester has maintained a consistently high quality of work for many years over a broad section of genres. He demonstrates before art groups, donates his work to various organizations, and helps emerging artists as a tutor and teacher. He is a member of NMAL, PAPNM, PSOA and OPA.