Nicholas Hendry was born in Blakeney in North Norfolk. He started working with drawing and perception at a very early age with much encouragement from his Art Teacher, Mr Curtis at Alderman Peel High School In Wells-next-the-Sea. He managed to take on board the lessons taught and continued to develop his skills, whilst reading as many books as he could on the subject. However, he longed to join the British Army and serve his country at the very tender age of 16.
In 1995, Nicholas Joined the Royal Engineers and studied at 1 Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham, Kent. The studying and courses unfortunately took up much of his time. Whilst serving, Nicholas undertook many challenging courses, including All Arms Parachute Company and Army Diving courses. He served in Germany, Cyprus and the United Kingdom. During his time in these posts he spent time on operational tours all over the world including Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Afganistan.
Nicholas kept his mind on the job but was able to produce sketches during his down time on operations. However, after serving nineteen years, on 26th May 2010 unfortunately Nicholas suffered a serious life event, which he states 'has changed his life forever'. After spending many months in rehabilitation he was to slowly see everything that he had worked for and earned whilst serving slowly become out of his reach. So in 2011 Nicholas started to use what he had left and pursued his love of Art. He spent many hundreds of hours during his time in and out of rehabilitation using watercolours and oils to help with his recovery.
He was later accepted into the Army and Armed Forces Art Societies and now produces fine Oil and Watercolour art using references made from his previous tours around the world and the beautiful countryside around North Norfolk.
Nicholas was able to regain his previous career in the Armed Forces but has since retired and is now able to follow his passion for the arts. He has proudly exhibited with the Army Arts Society in Salisbury and later the Armed Forces Art Society in the Mall Gallery in London. He looks forward to the future with great anticipation.......