Nick was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire (of 'crooked spire' fame) in 1959. Despite attaining an 'A' in art at ‘A’ Level he was encouraged to go to University rather than Art School. He read Archaeology at Leicester University followed by a P.G.C.E.
Nick paints in his garden studio to the background of ‘Audio books’. These are often unabridged and can last up to 17 hours. He is so attuned to this way of working that he cannot paint without them.
Nick paints mainly in acrylics and acrylic inks for their versatility and quick- drying properties, but also employs various mixed media techniques and textures and is known for his variety of painting styles.
Nicks love of wild landscapes and seascapes and his concerns regarding the pressures upon them fuels his desire to paint.
Nick now lives yards from the sea in Embleton on the fantastic Northumberland coast where he is inspired by the landscape and seascapes every day.
His work can be found in many galleries throughout Britain.