Born a natural love for art- Nicko was a precocious kid with a multitude of talents and drew much of his artistic inspiration from his hometown in Southern California.
What started off as an after school and weekend hobby of drawing characters from comic books and cartoons, eventually led to a passion of replicating and recreating images of iconic figures. Nicko's artistic passions include, rendering portraits, capturing daily still life, florals, original, and commissioned works.
As a young man he attended California State University of Los Angeles to study marketing. The decision to become a full-time artist came later in his life, after careers as a home interior painter, pharmaceutical technician, sales manager, and successful entrepreneur. Nothing has come easy—he has fought his way into an art career, inventing his own path and his own one-of-a-kind style.
Nicko is a self taught artist who has been fortunate enough to paint and work alongside well known artists, where he is always picking up or sharing some new knowledge or technique. His art has moved and morphed over the years- creating subjects that evoke emotion and mystery. Today, his commissioned works always vary. He enjoys the interaction and creative process working with private collectors and turning their ideas into works of art.
Family, friends, mentors, and his dedication to strive for excellence, have all been instrumental in fueling the fire that drives him to push the envelope each time he produces a new piece. He has learned in the school of experience to value the things that really matter in life.
Nicko lives in Southern California with his wife and children.