Kimberly Marnell is a fine artist who focuses on multimedia installation. She spent most of her life traveling across North America and living in various diverse locations was born on August 22, 1977, in Syracuse, New York. She went to public schools in Fountain Hills, Arizona, and Baldwinsville, New York. She regularly won art contests and received modest rewards. At age ten, she bested five other schools in a competition for the best-painted windows. She moved to Fountain Hills, Arizona in her mid-teens, where she kept up her love of art and creation and started experimenting with various mediums and subjects. In 1994 and 1995, she received the National Art Honor Society Award. She continued her education by enrolling concurrently at Scottsdale Community College and Rio Salado Community College, where she graduated with honors and an Associate Degree in Arts and Fine Arts. She was also a member of Phi Theta Cappa. She carried on with her studies in 2016 at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she is pursuing a BA in Architecture. She thought it was 3D art. She began instructing painting classes that had between fifty and sixty students per class on a stage the same year. She entered and took first place in the Dallas Art Battle Live Painting Competition in April 2020 due to her speaking experience in front of large crowds. In March 2020, the COVID pandemic struck, eradicating all social interactions. Events with a large attendance were forbidden. She was unable to continue competing or teaching, so she wished to continue teaching art. She created a Tiktok account and posted videos about art and education. As a result, she has gathered 56,900 followers across TikTok, Instagram, and Pinterest. In May 2020, she moved to Irvine, California.  Kimberly started giving online and in-person painting and fine art lessons in late 2021.  She provided instruction in a variety of media, including charcoal, chalk pastels, oil pastels, acrylic paint, watercolor, and gouache. She never lost her passion for art or creation. She continued to conduct live and online painting classes. Quote: I am a product of my surroundings, and I paint with passion and emotions!





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