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 studied Archaeology at Leicester University followed by a P.G.C.E.
He now lives on the Northumberland and works 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. Whilst Nick is extremely versatile when it comes to media, he prefers to work in acrylics and acrylic inks for their facile temperament and quick- drying properties.