Nicolas Avet

Born and raised in Houma, Louisiana, I enjoyed drawing, painting, and spending time at our fishing camp throughout my childhood and into my adult life. After graduating from South Terrebonne High School, I enrolled at Nicholls State University with the intention of an artist career. 

In late 2001, after seeing the animation in the movie "Toy Story", I decided to enroll at The Art Institute of Houston in their Animation program.

After graduating in 2003, I spent the next two years seeking an animation position, but I was unsuccessful.

In 2005, I boldly decided to return to college for Drafting/Design. The demand for a Draftsman position in the Houma area is greater than the demand for an Animator position.

After graduating from L.E. Fletcher Community College in 2007 with a degree in Drafting/Design, I became a full time Draftsman at GHA Architectural Firm.
While employed at GHA, I worked on several architectural renderings and animations, including a fly-around animation of the Nicholls State University, and 3D architectural renderings of the new 911 Communications Center in Raceland, LA. In 2012, I left GHA and went to work for Lafourche Parish Water District as a Water Plant Operator. It was about that time, I began painting fulltime on my days off.