Carlos Nieto III is of Colombian roots born and raised in Los Angeles. Growing in the Hispanic area of Silverlake /Echo Park, he was influenced by the mish mash of Central American and South American cultures. He is a mostly self-taught artist, only having taken some basic classes of art in high school, and several night classes at various colleges.
Carlos’ work reflects his love of the female form. Through his use of deliberate brush stokes, rich colors and extreme tones, his paintings exude sensuality, beauty and strength.
His artistic talent led him to a job on the Emmy-winning show “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill” as a Layout Artist. Carlos also worked as a Visual Consultant for Disney and Universal, creating sketches and final art for set designs as well as conducting Comic Book making, Anime and Animation drawing workshops at libraries across the country.
Carlos currently works with Children and families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as an Artist in Residence, providing them with an artistic escape from the anxiety and stress of being in a hospital.