Nicholas is a graduate of the City & Guilds of London Art School, a leading institution in traditional training for carving and sculpture with a curriculum largely unchanged since the 19th century.
He has worked on heritage restoration projects in the UK and Canada, including the restoration of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa with Smith & Barber Sculpture Atelier. In 2015 he completed a major sculptural commission for Guildford Cathedral in England.
Nicholas holds a Master of Arts degree from McGill University, where he studied architectural history. He also completed postgraduate training in historic building conservation at Cambridge University.