Nick began training himself to work in other mediums. In this self-exploration he found himself drawn over and over to the gritty, working, busy marine activity of New York Harbor as it passed its prime in the mid-20th century. Nick sees quiet dignity in the work-worn waterfront and people he paints. Some of his most recent paintings, in oil, are very large (up to 10 ft in length) depictions of ferry terminals, tug boats, and scenes of mixed boats and ships and merchant vessels in an around the New York City waterfront.
Nicholas Berger’s early works were in watercolor. Some of these paintings are in private collections, including those of some well-known Americans and a former US President. After a sold-out two-man show with Andrew Wyeth in Tokyo, Japan, Nick began training himself to work in other mediums.