Moving to art after completing an English major, Nicholas likens his art to the techniques used by the language poets he admires. His paintings, like sentences for poets, are collected. The making is a process that usually sees the 'originals' deformed or forced into contact with one another in an attempt to force new interpretations. Nicholas is currently a Master's student at Whitecliffe. He graduated from the Elam School of Fine Arts in 2015 with first-class honours.