After getting his degree from Wolverhampton University, Nicolas decided immediately to set up his own carving studio. 25 years on, his work is collected worldwide. He has exhibited throughout the UK, including The Royal Academy, The Discerning Eye, Chelsea Flower Show and the MKG. In 1995 he became an Associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. In 2004/6 Nicolas undertook a major carving tour around four English Cathedrals. 2006 saw him win the prestigious Brian Mercer International Fellowship Award to Italy and in 2010 he won the People’s Choice Award at the National Sculpture Exhibition in Liverpool. He has just completed a new square with a sculptural feature for Bellway Homes in the East End of London.
Sculpting stone is a physical and mental way of life. Both are as demanding; from the ideas in the sketch book to the physical work of the carving itself. This year I have undertaken my first major public commission in granite for the East End of London. Sourcing, sawing, carving and installing a 3m tall block of granite was a great challenge but very rewarding. For me, choosing the right stone is a vital part of the work. My favourite stone to work with is Ancaster Weatherbed Limestone from Glebe Stone Quarries in Lincolnshire. The outdoor works for on form 2012 were carved from this stone.