I believe in creating beautiful work for a wise and magical modern world. I’m inspired by themes of folklore, nature, imagination, history, and the experiences of children growing up as global citizens between multiple cultures.
I work in traditional and digital media, creating expressive characters and environments with a touch of magic and nostalgia. Enriched by my experiences studying art abroad, my illustrations engage with contemporary culture in a playful and meaningful way. 
My most memorable art adventures have been in Italy, where I studied plein air watercolor painting, and in India where I studied classical and sacred art. Somewhere between the pomodoro and the masala, I received my art education at the University of Oregon, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and at Syracuse University, where I earned an M.F.A in Illustration. 
For inquiries please contact: 

Nidra Kilmer
PO Box 785
Syracuse, NY 13206
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