Born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk in 1975, Nick had a fascination with drawing and painting from a very early age. He attended Falmouth College of Art where he was formally trained in illustration and began painting professionally in 2010.
Whilst at art college he discovered Louis Meisel’s book ‘Photorealism’ in the library. He knew that this was a style of painting that he wanted to practice. From that point he has been addicted to making detailed paintings that ‘trick’ the viewer into thinking that they are looking at a photograph. Detail has always been a part of his drawing and painting endeavours from an early age, where he favoured sharp coloured pencils to thick waxy crayons!
His aim is to provide the viewer with the opportunity to savour my subjects close up, enabling them to appreciate and find beauty in things in a way that they may not have previously noticed.
Working solely in oils, he continue to challenge himself both technically and compositionally with each successive painting in his quest for photorealism.