Bret Nicoletti is an artist and photographer currently living in Orange County California. He was born and raised just outside New York City in the city of Mount Vernon. Exploring NYC by means of skateboard and subway, this urban environment exposed Bret to a vast array of art styles ranging from graffiti to 20th century architecture. Bret attended Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC where he studied graphic art and furniture restoration. He has created works using acrylics on canvas, handmade furniture, large-scale photo images, and sculptures using wood and metal. He has worked as a freelance artist and as a marketing and visual merchandising artist at action sports fashion giant Quiksilver Inc. While working in the fashion industry Bret discovered he had a unique ability to blend his knowledge of art and mechanics to create innovative but functional works of art that served a design purpose.