I was born in Alaska, and grew up in a little town on the southern coast. 

I moved to Seattle with my family when I was a teenager. 

I always loved doing artwork and writing when I was a kid, and found ways to incorporate them into my work life as the years went by.  I’ve worked over the years as a writer; visual artist and illustrator; actor; teacher; and filmmaker. 

I taught through the University of Washington’s ASUW Experimental College for over twenty years years, then started an independent educational program called “Classes and Workshops”. Its name was later changed to Rekindle School

I’m the current Director of Rekindle School, where I also teach several different classes.


You’ll find information on this website about:

Plus, you’ll find links to some of my articles and blogs about subjects that interest me, including fasting, filmmaking, politics and longevity.

The easiest way to contact me is through my email: nilsosmar@gmail.com

– Nils

About my background

My artwork has been published in the United States & Europe, and featured in national magazines. 

I’ve done portraits and caricatures, paintings on realistic and fantasy themes, book covers, magazine covers, cartoons and comics and graphic novels.  My favorite media include pen and brush, pencil, charcoal, acrylics and photoshop.

My work as a writer has included writing songs and poems, short stories, articles, stage plays and screenplays

My short story collection, The Hungry Time, was published in 1995.

I studied acting and improv for many years, did some acting on stage and on-camera, then wrote and produced several stage plays back in the 1990s. They were performed at the New City Theater Directors’ Festival and the Seattle Fringe Festival.

I love filmmaking, and have been active as an independent filmmaker since 2003. 

My company, Wonder Productions, produces science fiction and fantasy, action, satire and more. Our films have played in both local and international film festivals, and can also be found online. For information about my current and upcoming movie projects, visit my “movies” website, Wonder Productions.


About my classes and workshops

I started teaching several decades ago, through the Seattle’s original Experimental College, which was affiliated with the University of Washington.

I currently teach through Rekindle School and through the (new) Seattle Experimental College. I’m also the current Director of Rekindle School.

You’ll find some examples of my drawings, paintings, cartoons and comics, graphic novels, stories, movies, and other creative works on this website. I’ll be posting more here when I have a chance.

Thanks again for visiting!