Nicholas Bowers was born in Gainesville Florida in 1980 and grew up in South Carolina. Nicholas’ early years were spent constantly drawing and building models but only as a “hobby”. Later, his high school art teacher inspired him to pursue a degree in art education at Winthrop University. Soon after, Nicholas became excited more about creating rather than the teaching aspect — he became intrigued with mixed media techniques. “Combining these techniques let me explore both narrative and space. These personal narratives are about my ideas about the world and my personal history. Through the process of creating the imagery, the theme or idea emerges,” says Nicholas. Switching gears and changing majors, he later graduated with a BFA in Printmaking and Sculpture.
Upon graduation, Nicholas engaged in various art ventures and exhibitions around the Southeastern U.S. region before returning to the state of Florida for a teaching assistantship at The University of Florida in Gainesville.
In 2008, one year shy of a MFA degree in printmaking, Nicholas moved to Los Angeles to work as an artist assistant for one of the world’s most influential artists. Currently, he spends most of his time globetrotting as an artist assistant. When he is in Los Angeles you can find him in the studio.
"This artwork is about me; my life and intention to communicate thoughts about human emotions- simple emotions that weigh heavy on our daily lives- feelings of fear, joy, sadness, anger and love. Through a diaristic approach, personal moments and occasions become visual illustrations of these emotions- it’s a constant chance for self-reflection. Using mixed media techniques; drawing, paint, serigraphy and collage, I combine these methods that let me explore both narrative and space".