Nicholas received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting from Radford University. He now resides in Charlotte, NC where he has developed his career as a professional artist, as well as, the lead instructor at Braitman Studio.
"The visual inspiration for my work comes from cathedrals and stained glass windows. My paintings are developed by structured impasto brush marks, emulsion pourings, glazes, and drawn lines. The human body serves as the structure and support of the painting as the application and paint become the main focus. The figures struggle to break through barriers both physical and imaginary as the pattern and rhythm take the lead. The play between the two dimensional and three dimensional surfaces creates an illusion which examines what is coming forward and what is flat."