Nicholas Batounis attended UNC - Wilmington wherehe received his undergraduate degree in visual arts in 1972. He received an MFA from UNC - Greensboro in studio arts with a concentration in sculpture completing requirements in 1976. He attended Winthrop College now Winthrop University where he completed requirements for teacher certification in 1986. Nickolas has been a member of the Tri-State Sculptor’s Guild for numerous years and served as a state representative for the organization. He was associated with the Regional Artists Grants Committee for the Arts and Science Council – Charlotte, NC serving on the selection board and as chairperson for the visual arts portion.
Nicholas taught art in the public school system of Gaston County as well as part time for Gaston College for over 10 years.
Through out this time period he remained active as a sculptor working in clay, resin and fiberglass and stone. His work has been exhibited throughout the Eastern United States and is in several private collections.
The majority of his work is representative of the female form. These images are a merger of the classical world and the prehistoric fertility images as the Venus of Willendorf.
While this work is not at the sculpture garden, it is for sale through Carolina Bronze Sculpture. If you are interested in purchasing one of the scuptures, contact Melissa Walker at [email protected]