Nicholas Tandi was born on January 6,1948 in Zimbabwe. Nicholas has a talent of carving and he is very creative with stones. He is a first- generation artist who started carving sculptures at Nyarutsetso Art Centre in 1965. Reverend Canaan Paterson spotted his talent and assisted him in the early development of his career.
Nicholas likes working on hard stones, mainly verdite, springstone, opal and serpertines. While Nicholas is widely known for his verdite bursts, he also does abstract and figurative art. He is happily married and has a family consisting of five children. Two of his children, Tandai and Washington have followed his footsteps and they are on their way to becoming world-renowned artists Nicholas has also taught his two younger brothers how to carve and earn a living from the trade. The Tandi’s are famous artists whose works are found all over the world. Nicholas sculptures have also been exhibited in numerous distinguishes galleries in Zimbabwe and overseas.