Kayla Newnam is known for her whimsical patterns and bright colors. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and got a BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute of Art and Design in Brooklyn, NY. This has informed her work greatly by mixing a diverse color palette with a psycho-desert landscape. She has worked in different Public Art Organizations throughout the valley and currently works in Phoenix, Arizona as a freelance mural artist. Working in the realm of public art has largely influenced her desire to create artworks that are accessible to everyone in efforts to engage the community.