T.M. studied under John Charles Terelak at the Gloucester Academy of Fine Arts. He also studied under Boston area artist George Gabin at Monserrat School of Art, with emphasis on realistic painting and drawing. T.M. is a member of Rockport Art Association, Guild of Boston Artists, Whisky Painters of America, Hudson Valley Artists, Allied Artists of America, Academic Artists, Artists Professional League, New England Watercolor Society, and The North Shore Arts Association.


T.M. Nicholas is considered by many to be among the most prominent painters of his generation. He has won over sixty awards, the first at age 19. TM’s work can be found in many private and public collections to include the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem and Cape Ann Historical Association, Gloucester. TM is regularly sought for teaching and painting engagements both nationally and around the world and has a truly international reputation.


T.M. Nicholas was born in Rockport, Massachusetts in 1963. T.M.grew up admiring the rugged beauty of the northeast coastline of the United States as well as the majesty and diversity of the northern New England landscapes. His father, esteemed painter, Tom Nicholas offered advice and encouragement to his son early on. And over the years T.M. developed his own individualistic style to become the plein-air painter he is today.

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