Nick Hirst is trained as an architect and applies this rigour to much of his work. He studied at the University of Bath, and trained for a year with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Concentrating on watercolour, pencil and inks Nick Hirst places great emphasis on drawn images and investigations into perspective. He favours a traditional landscape approach, focusing on both urban and rural subjects.
Nick Hirst has exhibited in many galleries within the UK, and also works in the field of architectural illustration. He has exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in London, and won the RIBA Wessex Graphics Prize in 1996. He was awarded the Royal Institute Young Artist of the year award in 2003, and is currently exhibiting in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Nick Hirst is currently working towards a solo exhibition in London.