Nikolay graduated from the Peskovsk Secondary School in 1971. He also finished the Saratov Art College (1979) and later the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I.E. Repin Academy of Arts of the USSR (1985).
Nikolai participated in many exhibitions since 1983. He works mainly in the genres of portrait and landscape. He also worked as Orel art school teacher(1985-2000).