Trained as a painter and a sculptor Nicola fashions unusual narrative sculptures of a rare complexity and beauty.

He incorporates self-portraits in many of the works, which have something of a renaissance quality to them, yet borrow also from Giacometti and other modern masters.

Charming, intriguing, witty and exquisitely sculpted his bronzes have a keen international following.

His “Boatman” fetched a record price at the Keeneland auction in Kentucky in 2014.