Quincy fashion illustrator Holly Nichols pens new book

QUINCY – Holly Nichols has always been drawn to style. The 30-year-old Quincy resident went

QUINCY – Holly Nichols has always been drawn to style.

The 30-year-old Quincy resident went from sketching dresses on cocktail napkins while bartending weddings to haute-shot fashion illustrator, a career she launched on Instagram and grew to almost 700,000 followers.

“During the slow parts of the wedding, I would take the napkins at the bar and draw all the gowns that I saw,” she said. “I’ve always loved drawing women in dresses.”

Nichols right hand brings to life what is in her heart – a passion for fashion and art. Her illustrations – a whimsical gestural style with colorful, bold strokes – is in demand. Her work and her significant social media following led to gigs creating illustrations and campaigns for companies such as TRESemmé, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Disney, HBO and Living Proof hair care.