I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and always went by Kashia Bukowski. After moving to Poland in 2013, I embraced my Polish roots and now go by my Polish name, Kasia Bukowska. I have always been interested in art ever since I can remember. Another passion I latched onto very quickly was horses. Since I was three years old and had the opportunity to grab the mane of one poor pony at Griffith Park, I have never let go of that dream: to ride horses and be around these amazing, graceful, and powerful animals. I had high aspirations for furthering my riding career when I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE and Fibromyalgia. This is the point in my life where I actually started painting horses. It alleviated the emotional pain of not seeing horses for months on end. Expressing myself through art allowed me to overcome this obstacle in my life.