Nick spent most of his childhood in the Aberdyfi area where he developed his passion for drawing and painting. After a two year foundation course at Chester School of Art he gained a first class BA (Hons) degree from Wolverhampton Polytechnic, then followed this with a Masters Degree in Design at Manchester Polytechnic.
Between 1983 and 2007 Nick worked in London as a designer, creating a wide range of commercial concepts for the retail and leisure industry including furniture, restaurants, hotels, pubs and shops, culminating in 6 years operating a successful design consultancy.
In 2007 he moved back to North Wales to focus on his art. He was also keen to support other local artists. Starting with the Aberdyfi Art Society and the Meirionnydd Artists Society, he was subsequently invited to join CRYD, a professional group of local artists. Nick was a founder member of The Dyfi Arts Guild, Machynlleth and is the joint owner of ArtWorks.