Nick Potter was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1959. Nick drew from a young age and although he gained an 'A' in a level art at school he was encouraged to go to university rather than art school in order to gain 'proper qualifications' so he went on to study archaeology at Leicester University.
After university nick decided to do a teacher training course and then worked at chesterfield as a teacher, however Nick still longed to paint and felt frustrated in his work so he decided to take a leap of faith and set up his own studio in his house where he could paint. Nick and his partner set up a company called 'altered images' selling his paintings and cards. His work proved to be popular and he was given his first break when a gallery gave him a one man exhibition. The exhibition was a great success and encouraged him to approach fine art publishers and since then, his work has gone from strength to strength.
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