March 16, 2020

Meet the Maker – Gentlemen Bats

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Meet the Maker is a new series of features highlighting some of the most amazing makers across the North Shore! We will be featuring a handful of new makers every Monday to hopefully help mitigate the added financial strain that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the creative community. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook as well!

Meet Gentlemen Bats!

IG: @gentlemenbats
FB: @batguypainter

Nikadermus of Gentlemen Bats paints coffee and acrylic portraits of bats and cats and other creatures in Victorian attire.

What inspires you to do what you do?

I’ve always loved to make art since I was a kid. I’m heavily influenced by media and have a BFA in illustration from Montserrat college of art. My cousin is also an inspiration to me.

I’ve been showing my art in Salem since 1994 when I was asked to be in the terror fantasies art show. I wanted to used a medium that would stun people and get attention and I’ve always loved bats and wanted to create my own thing.

What measures are you taking to reduce lost revenue?

Right now, I’m just trying to care for my family and make sure there is food.

Any advice on what could help in this troubling and challenging time?

Stay clean, avoid big crowds, and stay healthy until the crisis is over.



8 1/2 x11 print based on vampire character.


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