Cecil K. was born in Uzbekistan where his first artistic experience was in the sixth grade sketching a horse. This led to him earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After living in several different countries, including Turkey where he worked in advertising. Cecil, his wife and their two children arrived in the U.S. in 2005  and with the help of family already here  they made their way to Atlanta. Cecil went through a difficult time of transition upon arriving in the U.S. Because of these struggles, he found himself painting more regularly and with a greater emotional depth than ever before. 

He began painting with acrylics to achieve his signature bright colors.