Nick Helme was born and raised on a Hereforshire farm where he gained an early love of nature. He went on to do a Special Honours Degree in Botany and Zoology at Sheffield University and subsequently travelled the world for the next two years.
He dabbled in ceramics for a number of years and then attended Hereford Art College which helped to sharpen and hone his abilities.
He has stated, '...I was introduced to clay at an early age, and from this first love progressed into sculpture and then carving in wood and welding in Steel. I then discovered the beauty of bronze using the 'lost wax process' by which I am able to return to my first love, clay which I use to make the initial maquette..!'
Nick has exhibited in various art shows and galleries around Herefordshire and also at the NEC in Birmingham, the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh, Harrogate Fair and The Cork Street Gallery in London.
His works also appear in private collections France, Australia, California and the UK.
Most of Nick Helme's recent ouput as a sculptor as been in the form of large bronzes. He takes his inspiration from birds, dogs and other familiar mammals.
Nick has also been inspired to create numerous series of small bronzes. These often take the form of various soft fruits and small birds and animals.
In addition to the main body of Nick's work in bronze he has also worked over the the years with other materials including resin, wood and ceramic.