TM Nicholas was born in Rockport, MA in 1963. His father, Thomas Nicholas, is a National Academician. TM learned from his father and became interested in art at an early age. He is following in a long line of famous American painters from the Cape Ann area and has collectors from New England to California and recently had a sell-out opening in Atlanta.
Nicholas attended the Gloucester Academy of Art under John Terelak and the Montserrat School of Art. He has won over 80 awards and has averaged about 5 awards per year for the last 10 years. His works are in the Peabody Museum, the Cape Ann Historical Society, the Dover Public Library, and the MIT Lincoln Library.
Several articles on him have appeared in such prestigious magazines as "Palette Talk", "The American Artist", "The Best of Oil Painting", "Creative Oil Painting", "Oil Highlights", "Southwest Art", "Art and Antiques", "Plein Air Magazine", "The Art Collector", "New Hampshire Summer Colonies", "Island Light – Monhegan Island" and "Visions in Granite".
Nicholas is a member of the Rockport Art Association, the North Shore Arts Association, the Guild of Boston Painters, Whiskey Painters of America, Hudson Valley Artists, Allied Artists of America, Academic Artists Association, American Artists Professional League, and the New England Watercolor Society.
Whether working on location in the snows of January, sketching a rural landscape or urban setting, Nicholas captures New England in magnificent colors and rich textures.