Nicky Barkla


Nicky Barkla – artist from Melbourne, Australia. Nicky’s illustrates psychedelic paintings of movie characters (mostly villains).


Using a variety of materials including oil, acrylic, water colors, pencils and markers, the self-described ‘mixed media’ artist creates unique depictions of cultural icons ranging from Spiderman to Edward Scissorhands and Huckleberry Finn.

Coincidence - the universe is rarely so lazy. Instagram: Art prints:

“There are various odd ‘effects’ used — whether that be waiting for materials to dry or using oil to separate it,” Barkla told the Huffington Post in an email. “I’ve even mixed make up and white-out at one point.”

littlelimpstiff14u2: “ Nicky Barkla New oil painting | “The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson ( ”

The artist added that she has also used chalk dust and pastel shades of house paint to achieve different effects.

Biological clock oil painting | We ran as if to meet the moon Instagram: Prints: Email:

Barkla, who has no formal art training, said she prefers a more freestyle approach to painting. And the amount of time she takes to complete a work varies widely, taking anywhere from two days to several months.

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Though some of her work featured below is digitally enhanced, she’s steering towards “a more rough look,” aided by the impasto technique.

But Barkla also has a sense of humor expressed in her work.

Oil Painting || The Disappearing Man Art Prints: Email:


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Her illustrations :

“You were the shadow to my light

Did you feel us?

Another star

You fade away

Afraid our aim is out of sight

Where are you now?

Was it all in my fantasy?

Were you only imaginary? “

“Maybe the wolf is in love with the moon

And each month it cries for a love that will never touch”

1000drawings: “ by Nicky Barkla ”


Heart half empty or heart half full. Art Prints: Email:

just-art: “ Guy Fawkes by Nicky Barkla Artist: Tumblr / DeviantArt / Facebook ”

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  • Her artworks are colorful, Amazing, fantasy, incredible , warm.

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