Nick Skoug is a figurative painter.  Originally from the Los Angeles area, he studied art in California before moving to Germany.  

After receiving his BFA from the California State University, Long Beach, he came to Europe, attracted by the history and art there.  This interest was encouraged by a brief study abroad in Florence and a study of the German language.

Painting is an effective language for exploring ideas, much like the written word.  With a grounding in traditional observational techniques, he explores a variety of subjects.  While these subjects are often contemporary, the past tends to assert itself as well. 

He currently lives and works in Berlin.