Christopher Nick was born and raised in rural Oklahoma and received his formal art training at the Atelier LeSueuer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Atelier school system is based on the curriculum of training the artist in the tradition of the old masters. Nick's training descends directly from the 17th century artist Jacques-Louis David.Nick was then able to refine his skills by copying old master paintings in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. After completing several highly finished copies, he continued his training by apprenticing in the studio of national illustrator Mike Wimmer and became Wimmer's full-time assistant before branching out on his own as a full-time professional artist. He has worked successfully with numerous publishing houses and his most recent advertising campaign has been with McDonalds and Dr. Pepper's 35th anniversary poster.Nick’s paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and are held in collections of Hollywood celebrities, the Oklahoma State Capitol, corporate headquarters, and private citizens. His work has been featured in American Artist magazine and he is a current member of the National American Portrait Society. Nick lives in Oklahoma City.