Christopher Nick was born and raised in rural Oklahoma and received his formal art training at the Atelier LeSueuer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He continued his training by apprenticing in the studio of the fellow Mendola illustrator Mike Wimmer. After several years of freelancing in his home’s backyard studio, Christopher’s client list continues to grow. His current collectable plate market series of dog breeds has topped well over 100,000 plates sold and continues to rise. His images have been published on book covers, children’s books, figurines, textiles, puzzles, ceramics, calendars, greeting cards and magazines.