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Craig Alan
Kevin Barrett
G. Rodo Boulanger
Greg Calibey
Paul Chester
Michele Dangelo
Charles Dwyer
Elisabeth Estivalet
Liz Gribin
Johanna Harmon
Peregrine Heathcote
Ron Hicks

Larry Horowitz
France Jodoin
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Yingzhao Liu
Ramon Lombarte
Tim Merrett
David Morico
Nadee
Paul Oxborough
Virginia Peck
Jessica Pisano
Jean Richardson
Pauline Roche
Marlene Rose
Regina Saura
David Michael Slonim
Randy Stevens
Steven Stroud
Andy Summers
Thom Surman
Jeffrey Terreson
Gideon Tomaschoff

Lynne Windsor
Ronnie Wood

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Scott Addis
Yoel Benharrouche
Romero Britto
Jim Buckels
Michel Delacroix
Domonique Dorie
Brian Fox
David Gerstein
Jurgen Gorg
Hessam
Ted Jeremenko
Odile Kinart
Willi Kissmer
Hisaku Kobayashi
David Krakov
Joseph Lorusso
Sam Park
Thomas Pradzynski
Charlotte Reine
James Rizzi
Mackenzie Thorpe
Don Wilks

 

Ron Hicks
artwork

b. 1965

  Ron Hicks was born in Columbus, Ohio but spent most of his childhood in the friendly neighborhood of Park Hill in Denver, Colorado.  Ron's family later relocated back to Ohio where he attended high school and received several awards and honors for various art shows and competitions.  His talent became obvious and noted throughout his high school career and Ron was awarded a full scholarship to Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH.  He later returned to Denver and subsequently earned a degree in Advertising Design. 

  After winning Best of Show at the 1994 Art Students League Exhibition, Hicks began painting full time. Since then, his career has escalated and he has become one of America's finest emerging artists. Hicks worked for a time as a freelance illustrator  while he painted at night. "Maybe it's three years of night painting that gave me my subtle palette," he says half-jokingly.

  Hick's works have been characterized as a blend of representational art and impressionism. Some critics have compared them to paintings by Rembrandt and Daumier. The artist translates his own moody visions with a muted palette and rarely uses pure color. He finds tremendous variety and range in gray, which suits the atmospheric qualities of his compositions. Ron's paintings move beyond simple documentation, capturing mood, gesture and layers of emotion.

  Shelves in the artist's studio are lined with art books about Nicolai Fechin, James Whistler and William Merritt Chase. There are also volumes featuring Hicks' main muses John Singer Sargent, Edgar Degas and Diego Velazquez. As an artist, his philosophy involves guiding the viewer through a painting, much like his artistic idols, by striking a balance between revealing too little and not enough detail. "It's a very delicate balance," Hicks says.

  "You can tell a lot about a person by just one gesture. Capturing that in a painting is one of those things that just happens without my thinking about it," Hicks said.

  He believes the key to his work is his awareness of the subtleties of his surroundings, the effect of light and its movement, color shifts of warm to cool, and how shapes and design occur naturally. Ron's influences include the Seventeenth Century Dutch masters Van Dyck and Rubens. His painterly style uses deceivingly loose brushwork that somehow manages to create satisfying tangible space and depth in paintings whose subjects range from still-life to figures.

  Hicks' works are collected by celebrity jewelry designer DiGrisogono, Grammy Award Winning Artist John Legend, TV Host Kathy Lee Gifford and McDonalds Corporation, just to name a few.  Additionally, he is published several times in major Art publications, books, and noted in The Denver Post.  Newbury Fine Arts is proud to now represent the masterful paintings of Ron Hicks.

Education:

Art Students League of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, Colorado
Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio

Articles:

2015   May Southwest Art, “Ron Hicks’ Artistic Path Led To Work That Feeds His Soul”, Feature Artist
2001   December American Artist, Feature Artist
2001   September U.S. Art, "Artists We Love"
2001   September, '7 Foundational Truths of Traditional Academic Painting, by C.W. Mundy, International         Artist
2000   September Southwest Art "Art Events" by Editors, Southwest Art
2000   November Southwest Art "Painting the Figure" by Crookston, Nancy Seamons
2000   November Southwest Art Magazine "A Timeless Vision" by Gangelhoff, Bonnie
2000   May Art & Antiques "Emerging Artist-Ron Hicks" by Editors
2000   February Art Talk "In the Galleries" by Editor, Art Talk
1998   September Southwest Art "Artists to Watch" by SW Editors
1998   October Denver Post "Ron Hicks"
1998   October Art Talk "In the Galleries" by Editor, Art Talk
1998   November Spirit, Denver Rocky Mountain News "Celebration of Human Form"
1994   June Westword "Seeing is Believing"
1994   Collector's Edition "Many Roots, One Spirit"

Books in which artist or works are featured:

2001   The Artists Bluebook 24,000 North American Artists by AskART.com
2001   Third Annual Realism Invitational by Failing, Patricia

Museum Exhibitions:

1994   Down Home: An African-American Art Experience, Aurora History Museum, Denver, Colorado

Gallery Exhibitions:

2015   Newbury Fine Arts Group Show, Boston, Massachusetts
2001   (2000-2001) Solo Show, Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah
2001   American Miniatures Exhibition, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
2000   Summer in Paris, Merrill-Johnson Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2000   Invitational, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California
2000   (1999-2000) Colorado Governor's Invitational, Loveland, Colorado
2000   (1999-2000) Artist of America, Denver, Colorado
1999   (1997-1999) Solo Show, Uhl Gallery, Denver, Colorado
1996   Seeing Ourselves, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado
1995   (1993-1995) Group Show, Taos Traditions Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
1994   Art Students League Annual Exhibit-Best of Show, Denver, Colorado

 

 


 
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