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In 1998, Nick set up his own fashion label, ‘Purple Om / Random’ a cult T-shirt brand that was sold all over the world in high end department stores such as Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Liberty’s, Collette in Paris and Barney’s in Tokyo. Nick cites himself as one of the first designer T-shirt label brands building upon the ’90s obsession with psychedelic images and youth culture. He has also worked on collaborations with Levis Red-Japan, Eliminator-Japan, Block 60-Italy, Griffin Studio-UK, and Harvey Nichols. It was Nick’s unique techniques and style that began to gain interest from the art industry and he began to explore ways to express his love of fashion and culture through individual pieces of fine art. His background in design meant his digital skills opened a world of possibilities to him, and after years of experimentation, he is now producing breath taking mixed –media pieces based around these interests.

Nick’s creative process is both playful and complex, and informs the entire message of each powerful portrait. Once he has chosen an image to work with, he will manipulate it using a pixilation process, this is a technique that requires vigilant control over the placement for each individual pixel (of which there are hundreds for each image).

The pixilation is then overlaid with Nick’s chosen repeated icon, often a famous brand logo, which he identifies for its association with the chosen subject. An example of this is his Kate Moss portrait; this was based on a photo shoot she did for Playboy Magazine, so the graphic Nick chose to work with was the playboy bunny. Nick then adjusts the scale of these icons to enhance the definition to the overall subject and finishes by using airbrush and inks to add colour and tone to the painting, thereby introducing a hand finished and original element to each piece.

This thoroughly modern, cutting edge process contrasts with the nostalgic nature of the images, which Nick says are inspired by the musical legends of his youth, and the hours spent flicking through his mother’s fashion magazines as a child. This unexpected combination imbues the pieces with emotional depth, occasional wit, and a surprisingly vintage style for something so contemporary.

Freddie Mercury’s sister and Brian May both hold Nick’s portraits of Freddie in their private collections.

Nick Holdsworth David Bowie Original artwork
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Original Artwork featuring David Bowie, Signed by Nick Holdsworth  Created using pixilated images overlaid with the Aladdin Sane icon from Bowie's album Large image size - 35" by 47" Contact the gallery for a video close up of the artwork or to arrange a home viewing Impressive centre piece for...
Nick Holdsworth Twiggy limited edition art Original image
£2,950.00
Original Artwork featuring icon Twiggy II, Signed by Nick Holdsworth  Large image size - 35" by 47" Contact the gallery for a video close up of the artwork or to arrange a home viewing Impressive centre piece for a room  Framed in black wooden grain tray frame as shown  Certificate...
Kray twins artwork Original by Nick Holdsworth
£2,950.00
Original Artwork featuring icons The Kray Twins - Signed by Nick Holdsworth  Created using pixilated images overlaid with the twins portraits Large image size - 35" by 46" Contact the gallery for a video close up of the artwork or to arrange a home viewing Impressive centre piece for a room ...
Nick Holdsworth Mutants Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart
£2,950.00
Original Artwork featuring X-Men icons Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellan - Signed by Nick Holdsworth  Created using pixilated images overlaid with the X-Men icon  Large image size - 35" by 46" Contact the gallery for a video close up of the artwork or to arrange a home viewing Impressive centre piece...
Nick Holdsworth By order of the Peaky Blinders
£2,950.00
Original Artwork featuring icon of the small screen Arthur Shelby Signed by Nick Holdsworth  Created using pixilated images overlaid with the 'By order of the Peaky Blinders' icon  Large image size - 35" by 46" Contact the gallery for a video close up of the artwork or to arrange a home viewing Impressive centre...
Nick Holdsworth icon Original artwork Sophia Loren
£2,950.00
Original Artwork featuring film icon Sophia Loren, Signed by Nick Holdsworth  Created using pixilated images overlaid with a movie reel icon representing Sophia's celebrated career in film Large image size - 35" by 46" Contact the gallery for a video close up of the artwork or to arrange a home...
Nick Holdsworth Original artwork Winston Churchill
£2,950.00
Original Artwork featuring British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Signed by Nick Holdsworth  Created using pixilated images overlaid with the British Bulldog icon frequently associated with Churchill Large image size - 35" by 46" Contact the gallery for a video close up of the artwork or to arrange a home viewing...
Nick Holdsworth-Noughties Playboy |  Limited Edition Glazed Box Canvas | Free UK Delivery
£995.00
Limited Edition Glazed Box Canvas, Signed and Numbered by Nick Holdsworth  Framed as shown  Certificate of Authenticity included  30 Days Free Insurance available  0% Interest Free Finance available No Quibble returns policy  Gift Wrapping available Home Consultations in the Northamptonshire area are available  Free UK Delivery  FREE delivered bouquet of flowers...
Nick Holdsworth-Thin White Duke | Limited Edition Glazed Box Canvas | Free UK Delivery
£995.00
Limited Edition Glazed Box Canvas, Signed and Numbered by Nick Holdsworth  Framed as shown  Certificate of Authenticity included  30 Days Free Insurance available  0% Interest Free Finance available No Quibble returns policy  Gift Wrapping available Home Consultations in the Northamptonshire area are available  Free UK Delivery  FREE delivered bouquet of flowers...
Nick Holdsworth- When Doves Cry | Limited Edition Glazed Box Canvas | Free UK Delivery
£995.00
Limited Edition Glazed Box Canvas, Signed and Numbered by Nick Holdsworth  Framed as shown  Certificate of Authenticity included  30 Days Free Insurance available  0% Interest Free Finance available No Quibble returns policy  Gift Wrapping available Home Consultations in the Northamptonshire area are available  Free UK Delivery  FREE delivered bouquet of flowers...
Nick Holdworth-Like A Prayer |  Limited Edition Glazed Box Canvas | Free UK Delivery
£995.00
Limited Edition Glazed Box Canvas, Signed and Numbered by Nick Holdsworth  Framed as shown  Certificate of Authenticity included  30 Days Free Insurance available  0% Interest Free Finance available No Quibble returns policy  Gift Wrapping available Home Consultations in the Northamptonshire area are available  Free UK Delivery  FREE delivered bouquet of flowers...
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