Nikolaus Charles English grew up in Salt Lake City, UT and has been an artist his whole life. He enjoys all forms of drawing and painting and spends most of his spare time sketching on whatever he can find. He studied at the Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah. His true love is the human form. Figure drawing and painting is a passion he developed through his indulgence in comic books. He is a kid at heart and loves returning to his roots by continuing to cultivate his abilities as an illustrator and painter.
During his 10 year employment with Laser Quest, Nik was given the opportunity to travel the country painting interior murals for their various locations. He learned a lot about what it takes to paint something on a large scale there. Soon after, Nik took a more conventional job at Mac Docs, a local Apple computer store. There he became familiar with the software available to help him create art in another dimension. After working with computers for 4 years he had the good fortune to be offered a job at Lumenas Animation Studios. He became a model maker on the sets of their upcoming stop-motion film "The Legend of Santa Claus" working with Clark Shaffer. Nik takes his work seriously, but very much enjoys sharing it with his younger friends. He loves to see something he has created bring the joy of recognition to young eyes. He now works as a freelance illustrator and portrait painter.