Nicki Palin was born on in 1954 and began her art training at Newcastle University where she studied Fine Art. Unfortunately, she was unable to complete her degree due to ill-health, but she eventually graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Liverpool University where she studied from 1977-1979.
Since leaving college, Nicki has worked freelance doing murals for architects and large-scale portraits. Nicki began to work as an illustrator comparatively recently. She now lives in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire with a variety of animals, including turtles, hamsters, rabbits and dogs.