Nick was encouraged to draw from an early age by his artistic father and among the cartoonists who inspire him most he has met Raymond Briggs and John Ryan of Captain Pugwash fame, as well as the widow of the revered Gerard Hoffnung and a niece of Heath Robinson, not that he aspires to emulate the style of any of these greats! During a sabbatical in the 1990s he was mentored by the priest and cartoonist Graham Jeffrey.
Nick has illustrated My Dog Ate the Sponge Buns as well as his own book Cautionary Pilgrim featuring his alter ego Scribbler and his pictures appear on orders of service, to illustrate sermons and in the current guide and history of Rusper Church. In 2011 his bishop with a broom cartoon was considered too controversial to appear on the Chichester Diocesan website!!