In 1991 Nicholas graduated from the Royal College of Art where he gained his Masters in ‘Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts’. His main focus being the study of symbolic geometry underlying both Islamic and Traditional Art as a whole.
The most important influences on his artwork are the themes expressed by the ‘Sophia Perennis’, the ‘Perennial Wisdom’ - a perspective that views all the world’s traditions as expressions of the One Universal Truth. This is the foundation of all religious knowledge, symbolism being the key to this understanding. In our current climate, this spiritual perspective is unfortunately obscured by our more immediate material concerns.
Nicholas’s work is an attempt to express these perennial ideas and to promote the rediscovery of pre-modern wisdom traditions.
Nicholas is the current Professor Emeritus of R.I.L.K.O (The Research into Lost Knowledge Organisation).