Kimberley Russell grew up in the beauty of the Northwest. She knew from the second grade that she wanted to be an artist. Kimberley attended Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo with a BS in Applied Arts. She worked in the toy industry and retail before returning to school at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco,graduating with a Masters in Fine Arts, Illustration in 2011.

Kimberley is now pursuing a career in painting and illustration. Her favorite subject is painting animals, particularly dogs. Kimberley aspires to capture the true personality and spirit of each subject. Please contact Kimberley to commission a portrait of your pet at