Nicola was born in 1960, she studied sculpture and drawing at Chelsea and the Royal College of Art.
Hicks's works examine the relationship of human beings and animals, who have, she maintains, precious qualities in common, 'the qualities we are deeply in touch with subconsciously and may be totally out of touch within our conscious state.'
Recent solo exhibitions include: Flowers, New York (2004 & 2007), Abbot Hall, Kendal (2004), Animal Etchings, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Yarralumla, Australia (2007), A Walk in the Park, Flowers Cork Street, London (2009), Nicola Hicks, Cliffe Castle Museum Keighley, Bradford (2010) Nicola Hicks, Lister Park, Cartwright Hall, Bradford (2010).
Selected group exhibitions include: Royal Academy Summer Exhition, Mirror-Mirror, Self Portraits by Women Artists, National Portrait Gallery, London, Gallery Selections, New York, Exhibitionism, The Art of Display, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Nicola was commissioned to create a sculpture Monument to the Brown Dog, in Battersea Park, London. Her work is in many public collections including: Castle Museum, Norwich, Chase Manhattan Bank, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, Contemporary Art Society, Coopers & Lybrand, Djanogly Art Gallery, The University of Nottingham Arts Centre, Government Art Collection, Huddersfield Art Gallery and Ipswich County Council.