Texas-born artist Jonathon Kimbrell was raised in West Texas surrounded by dirt, oil fields and incredible roots 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 himself as a full-time working fine artist and graphic designer.
Since childhood, Kimbrell has been immensely influenced by 20th Century artists Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline, and Tom Wesselman. Additionally, Kimbrell is inspired by music, film, comic books, advertising, mid-century graphic and poster design, automobiles, obsolete printing processes, and packaging design. In various form and fashion, these elements find their way into Kimbrell's extensive body of personal and commercial work.
In the dozen+ years Kimbrell has been working as a professional artist, his work spans the globe in art galleries as well as corporate and private art collections in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Kimbrell's passion for vinyl records and preservation led him to form an independent record label, Classic Waxxx Records, specializing in limited edition vinyl releases of historically significant recordings, as well as exploring the kitschy side of his design sensibilities through Napkin Art Studio.
Lately, Kimbrell has been combining his penchant for commercial-inspired design with his interest in collage, creating new avenues for himself in which to explore the fine art aesthetic, while in turn, inspiring even more art and design possibilities.
Kimbrell currently occupies time and space in Dallas, Texas, and is working on an MFA in Visual Communication at Texas A&M University-Commerce.