My name is Marlena Hinkle and I am the owner and artist behind Hinkle & Company.


I am a self taught Latina painter that was born and raised in Long beach, CA.


I use oil paint, watercolor and charcoal graphite pencils for my creations. I value nature and strive to keep our oceans clean by donating to Sea Save Foundation.

I live in Los Angeles County and am married to a handsome surfer who supports my “vida loca”, my dreams and my love of art. Literature and art has saved my life and I wanted to share this journey with you. I am currently in the process of writing a book about how I was able to overcome a lot of challenges as a young adult and manage the waves that come with growing up as a creative person. I hope you can ride this wave with me and maybe I’ll see you in the ocean!