J Hicks Fine Art   |   Original Paintings of Beautiful Places
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Joyce Visits Carmel, California

Joyce Hicks, AWS

Workshops, Demonstrations, Gallery Talks, Author, Juror



I’ve always been able to see places and things in an idealistic way, but it wasn’t until I discovered painting that I was able to express and interpret this personal view. My art is not always a true rendition of what is actually there but how I wish it could be. If the old white homestead is a bit neglected, then I will just capture it in sunlight to discover its real beauty. If there is only one withered rose on the old trellis then why not one hundred in full bloom?

Frequent travel allows me to see and define what my heart is drawn to. Not in the grand or extraordinary but in simple unassuming beauty. Painting gives me the opportunity to unite visual images with a montage of personal memories stored over a life time. In an attempt to translate my feelings for a subject I use interesting brush strokes, strong contrasts, sunlight and shadow in colors both soft and bold. These elements combine in a personal way providing a visual invitation to tempt others into my world.

My purpose is to uplift the human spirit and my hope is that my paintings will inspire others to join me as I continue my artistic journey. I enjoy entering competitions, teaching workshops and presenting painting demonstrations. I’m a member of numerous societies including Signature Member Status in the American Watercolor Society and past President of the Central Texas Watercolor Society.

Joyce Hicks, AWS 

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Feature length article Watercolor Artist Magazine April 2011

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Watercolor Artist Magazine chooses painting for April 2011 cover

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