Nicky Barkla is an artist from Melbourne, Australia, who enjoys giving famous faces a new look. Barkla’s favorite technique is adding an oily, melting effect to a photograph of a celebrity to create a mind-blowingly colorful and psychedelic portrait. Barkla has given color makeovers to celebrities like Johnny Depp, Albert Einstein, Gollum and Heath Ledger’s character The Joker.
Barkla’s colorful portraits are an unusual form of art; it is fan art but because it is highly stylized, each painting is also strangely unique to the artist. Barkla has a talent for taking a character and portraying its personality traits while adding her own colorful twist to its personality. You can visit Nicky Barkla on Deviantart for more colorful, psychedelic makeovers of celebrities and famous characters. For now, here’s a couple of Nicky Barkla’s art works: