After graduating with a B.A. in the Visual Arts from U.C.S.D. in 2004, this San Diego native has been producing works of art from his private home studio and McQuade Art Glass Studios. Inspired by intriguing patterns found in nature, and the amazing relationships shared by all living things, Nicolaus makes his art to share the beauty of life with others. His thought provoking creations give the viewer a brilliantly colorful experience. Working with a variety of paints, glass and materials allow his creativity to flourish in all directions. He exhibits these artworks in select galleries and events throughout southern California. Currently, Nicolaus is working on a new series of glass sculptures titled "Eternal Plumes" and private commissions.