Artist Arthur L. Dawson is a self-taught artist who grew up just south of Tallahassee in Wakulla, Florida. He developed an interest in art at the age seven when he created a comic book with himself as the superhero vanquishing evildoers. As an adult, he become well known in law enforcement for his highly praised reconstructive and aging techniques for identifying missing persons and deceased individuals of unknown identity. Later, because of the influence of his close friend, Lois Mailou Jones, Arthur decided to move away from forensic art and devote his talents full-time to the fine art he always longed to do. In 1991, Arthur founded Ethnic Visions, an art publishing distribution company, to sell and promote his artworks. He continued to follow his vision in 2001 by creating Doc & AJ Comics and the Tobacco Avengers-Reload, a series of comic books that focuses on health and education. His latest projects include the Youth Art Program, Younique Art Parables, and Contemporary Masters, Inc., created in 2012. These three endeavors, which he calls “The Creative Trinity,” are his most exciting contributions to date.