At Falmouth Nicolas specialisied in technical illustration and paintings of machines and vehicles for industry. After graduating he pursued a career as a professional illustrator.
He soon turned to fine art and in particular, military aviation art and steam engines. After three years of formal training in this area of painting he became a teacher of the subject, and after several years of teaching he turned to painting full time.
Nick moved away from Cornwall in 1985 to join an energetic new design studio in Wiltshire. Here he painted detailed artwork for many major companies including Rolls Royce, General Motors, Volvo Trucks, Alfa Romeo and, to his delight, the aviation and defence industries.
He is a respected landscape artist and paints in the time honored tradition which shows in his aviation art. His crisp style of realism, attention to detail, compositional skills and bright use of colours have found favour with collectors all over the world and demand for his original work has soared in recent years.
In a recent independent poll Nicolas Trudgian was ranked in the top three military aviation artists in the world. Today the popularity and quality of his limited edition military aviation art is so widely recognized that he has built a following of loyal collectors from all around the world.
Nicolas gained Illustration HND, this course is no longer running but BA(Hons) Illustration is available