Yuki Kilborn is an avid acrylic and oil painter. Her style ranges from surreal to abstract, much of it explicitly referencing her Japanese heritage. Above all, she draws inspiration from the historical painters Hieronymus Bosch and Edgar Degas, as well as the contemporary artists Greg “Craola” Simkins and Andrew Tischler, and she greatly admires the impressionists’ style of simple details and emotive colors. Her passion for painting is only rivaled by her passion for swimming, fishing, and really anything else related to water. Yuki Kilborn’s life as an artist began in earnest several years ago, when she was transitioning between jobs and homes; she found painting to be a therapeutic escape from reality and has since pursued a full-time lifestyle of art. Besides for art classes in grade school (and one collegiate-level course), she has mastered her craft through self-taught experimentation. Yuki Kilborn works as a professional framer, and so has acquired a unique perspective of both the creation and presentation of art. Her pieces “Reaching for Liquid Light” and “Deep in Thought” are currently exhibited at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, California.