Kimberly Marney

Dallas Gallery

Artist Statement

Growing up in the country embedded a deep love for the beauty of the natural world. The small moments: stargazing, sipping nectar from clover flowers, wandering through the woods, the stillness of the lake, my first time with the oceans, the majestic sky with its ever changing composition have been profoundly impactful.

My 18 year career as a personal stylist is also present in my work in that color, shine, pattern, shape and texture were my tools and the body my canvas. I tend to approach a painting by building layers of these elements.

My works are a culmination of my experiences. The places I’ve seen and moments I have savored play in my head while I paint. Every work is it’s own experience and a journey of mark making and building layers to reach the final new image.

My art has been described as “tangible joy” which meets my goal to paint with joy and bring that to the world. I hope you enjoy viewing as much as I do making.




BA History of Art with honors, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS



Workshop: Life Drawing, John English



Abstracting Nature, Cat Tesla


Professional Experience

2003 – 2020

Personal Stylist, Nationwide




Patron Awards, Mulvane Art Fair, Topeka, KS



Artsy: Top finds Under $1000; Top Finds Small Works


Exhibitions & Juried Art Fairs


Solo Exhibit, The Nelle, Kansas City, MO



Group Exhibit, Rice Gallery, Leawood, KS

Turtle Creek Art Fair, Dallas, TX

Prairie Village Art Fair, Prairie Village, KS

Westport Art Fair, Kansas City, MO



80 Santa Fe Gallery, Group Exhibit, Overland Park, KS

Mulvane Art Fair, Topeka, KS

Autumn and Art Fair, Wichita, KS



Group Exhibit, Cerulean Gallery, Dallas, TX

KC Symphony Designer Showhouse and Boutique, Kansas City, MO

Group Exhibit, Cerbera Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Mulvane Art Fair, Topeka, KS