Born in Charleston, SC, Arthur Brouthers always remembered being creative. Not having the resources to pursue his desired art education, he settled for a degree in graphic arts. As a way of rebelling against his upbringing, Arthur followed a successful musical career. Though this lifestyle provided him with a creative outlet, he knew something was missing. He dove back into art and painting in 2005. Teaming up with a fellow art enthusiast, they created a successful organization called Culture Initiative in Charlotte, NC. CI was a creative forum and platform for regional artists. Organizing over 30 exhibitions in 5 years was a tremendous learning experience. Though he loved helping other creatives find their voice, Arthur used this inspiration to concentrate his efforts on a full time path as an artist.