30×30 Featured Artist – Nicky Barkla and License To DriveSimon Hawes2018-09-06T08:45:34+00:00
Nicky is one of our 30×30: 1988 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for. Also WIP from their 1988 piece and details on how you can grab one of these for yourself.
License To Drive (1988)
A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver’s test.
About the Artist
Nicky Barkla is a self-taught pop-surreal artist living in the countryside amongst Victoria, Australia. Nicky uses a mix of media and techniques to create vivid, often kaleidoscopic, artwork, inspired by quirky pop-culture characters and intricate introspective musings.
Nicky was selected as one of fifty artists in the world by CBS to contribute to Star Trek’s ’50th Anniversary’ art exhibition which toured galleries of the world for two years, she has been featured in various art books including the popular book series ‘Geek Art’ and has been a popular choice by international bands for album artwork. Nicky’s artwork style is always evolving, from psychedelic fan-art to detailed oil paintings saturated with metaphors. Nicky prefers the no-rules approach to creating and endeavours to create artwork that directly reflects her imagination, creating visual scenes that can’t possibly exist in reality.