Joshua Paul Schicker was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Raised in a variety of places, Joshua spent time in Izmir, Turkey, Guam, and Washington State. These diverse experiences had much influence on his later work. He arrived in Phoenix, Arizona as a freshman in high school. This led to studying for six years under a local professor that excelled as a traditional figurative artist. Learning traditional, mixed media, and digital art was a great asset for his method. Being a centered- brain individual, the computer is just as important for Joshua as is the canvas and paint.
Joshua has been creative since he could pick up a crayon. As a child, he was drawing superheroes and chasing around girls with his jacket collar zipped up over his face. Joshua was always interested in anything creative. Not stifled by stereotypes, at age 11, he invented his own recipes and learned how to crochet. There was not a moment his hands were not busy drawing, painting, or creating.
It is not a surprise Joshua has achieved great success in his career.