Born in 1958 in Saratov region, the village of Ershov.
At the end of the school of Slavyansk-na-Kubani, is received in the naval school of Kerch, this was followed by service in the army (Kiev), further study in art school in Krasnodar. In Kostomuksha (Karelia), where Nicholas lived since 1982. he worked in construction, and later taught painting and drawing in the artistic circle do not for a moment does not prirva to be an artist. There, in Karelia (1986) held the first major exhibition, its success has identified the participation of the artist in many subsequent expositions, a great influence on his painting practice has had a restoration of icons. From 1989 lives and works in St. Petersburg.