The Final Frontier by Nicky Barkla
Nicky Barkla is a self-taught psychedelic-surrealist artist. With no prior art training, and only a belief that art should be free of any rules, Barkla displays an unmistakable free-style approach when it comes to portraying self-expression, pop-culture icons and surrealism to represent deep thought alongside simple-yet-complex galaxy scenes from a tent on Mars (OK, not really on that last bit, but close). Making use of a variety of mixed media, mainly oil paint, and utilizing various unconventional techniques, mediums and curiosity, Barkla challenges the color spectrum in order to produce bleeding Technicolor creations and vivid thoughts and reactions. She is based in Melbourne, Australia, living disconnected amongst countryside Victoria.