Texas born artist Jonathon Kimbrell hails from Houston, however, was raised in West Texas surrounded by dirt, cowboys and blues music. Upon graduating from McMurry University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art, he relocated to North Texas and established Napkin Art Studios, his home base for painting, design and printmaking.
Since childhood, Kimbrell has been greatly influenced by numerous 20th Century artists, such as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha & Tom Wesselman, music, film, comic books, advertising, mid-century design, war propaganda posters, automobiles, vinyl records and vintage package design. In various form and fashion all of these elements continue to find their way into Kimbrell’s extensive body of work.
In the short amount of time Kimbrell has been working as a professional artist, his work has spanned the globe and can be seen in numerous galleries around the US, as well as the UK. His work is currently represented by several galleries in the US. Kimbrell’s work has also been acquired by corporate and private collectors in the US, Europe and Asia.
In addition to working as a gallery artist, Kimbrell is also a freelance graphic designer, serves as ad designer for Arts+Culture Magazine DFW and Art Director for Arts+Culture Houston, silk screen printer, amateur photographer, and music blogger.
Kimbrell released his first book collecting the art of his “We Are Modern” painting series, which saw release in May 2011 in hardback. A second printing soft cover edition will see release by end of 2012.
He currently lives, works and enjoys life in Dallas, Texas.