Nicholas Wilton, who was born and raised in northern California, attended the College of Creative Studies at the University of Santa Barbara and in 1986 graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After graduation, Wilton traveled extensively with his wife, artist Jennie Oppenheimer, living in Southeast Asia, Indonesia, India, the South Pacific, and Mexico, before finally settling in the San Francisco Bay area.
Wilton’s paintings, which have been exhibited in both solo and group shows, have appeared worldwide in editorial and corporate print media and can be found in private collections. He has illustrated a number of children’s books, among them Feathers and Fools by Mem Fox and Where Do The Butterflies Go When It Rains? by Mae Garelick and created art for book covers, including the national bestseller, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. This award-winning artist is also the founder of the Artplane method, a system of fundamental painting and intuition principles that simplifies the creative art-making process. Wilton’s first project for the Postal Service was the design for the Celebrate! stamp first issued in 2007.