Gary McElroy Nicholson Jr. (Gary Nicholson) Born July 1, 1954. Born in Chickasaw Infirmary in Alabama grew up in Mobile Alabama. Went to Catholic Schools from first to third grade in Saint Thomas School in Prichard Alabama, from third to eighth grade in Saint Catherine School in Mobile Alabama. Attended High School at McGill Institute (McGill/Toolen) in Mobile Alabama and Graduated in 1974. Attended Nolen Schmidt Gallery and Studios as an Art student for one year in 1976. Went to the Art Institute of Seattle from 1980 to 1982. Worked as a deckhand for Radcliff Materials in Mobile Alabama. Was a Traffic Control Flagger in Washington State for many years. Now living in Orlando Florida. I have been an Artist for most of my life. I have written seven books and working on another. I am 65 years old in 2019.