Nick was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire (of 'crooked spire' fame) in 1959. Despite attaining an 'A' in art at ALevel he was encouraged to go to University rather than Art School. He read Archaeology at Leicester University followed by a P.G.C.E.
In the early eighties Nick moved to the beautiful village of Great Bowden in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside. Living in the country and fuelled by frequent visits to Cornwall, Scotland and the Lake District he became much more interested
in Landscape painting. This led to years of experimentation with different media which is when he discovered the vibrancy of acrylic inks, using them like watercolour paints. This was the beginning of a new enterprise 'Altered Images' a small company that sold Nick's prints and cards to galleries across Derbyshire (having moved back there in1988).
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.