Born in the UK in 1963, Nick Archer studied at the Royal Academy Schools in London. He received several awards, including the Hunting Art Prize, the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery (London), and the Figure Painting Award at the Discerning Eye Award.
He has exhibited extensively in the UK and Europe. His paintings were presented in several international art fairs in the US and Japan and were featured in museum exhibitions including the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Wandsworth Museum, London.
His works are included in several international private, corporate and public collections, including the Satellite collection of the Hermitage Museum (Moscow), the Historic Royal Palaces at the Tower of London, and the Al-Sabah Family Collection (Kuwait). He lives and works in Rye, East Sussex.