Location: Columbia, Maryland
Biography: Arthur McKinley Bowling III was born in 1990 in the small town of Devil’s Lake, North Dakota. Known by “Kenny” to friends and family he had always had an interest in drawing, using whatever tools he could to depict his favorite characters from video games, TV shows, and anime. He began to see art as a career option thanks to encouragement from his family, particularly his parents who nurtured his artistic pursuits by signing him up for classes at the Art Instruction Schools to learn the fundamentals of art and design while he was in high school.
Arthur would later graduate from Minnesota State University Moorhead’s art program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Bachelor of Arts in Painting. After college Arthur continued his education to push his work to the next level, studying under acclaimed artists such as Jon Foster and Donato Giancola through independent mentorships. He is currently living in Columbia, Maryland where he continues to grow and expand his skills as an artist while freelancing as an illustrator in the genres of fantasy and science fiction.