Born in Detroit , Michigan in 1948, she moved with her family to Tennessee at an early age and received her first art instruction at Middle Tennessee State University. Carylon's Visual Art Career initially as a printmaker, employing a theme of repeated patterns, yet producing surprising variations of images through subtractive and "light field" applications of ink. Often she would accentuate the print by applying paint with oil sticks. Because of the size limitation of the press bed, Killebrew transitioned to canvas and board, producing larger and bolder images.
Characterized by many as a colorist, she has expanded her subject matter to include interior landscapes and situational figuative studies. Carylon's desire is to make art that is pure, simply honest, fulfilling and unadorned-art that is an extension of her faith in a creative God. We are drawn to the exuberance of her subjects and the light, warmth and energy that emanates from each one.
"My art is a collection of "takes" of images. Life's moments that stick. Snapshots that bring a slow smile to a memory revisited."