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Splash 15 available now!

I’m very pleased to see three of my paintings featured in the new Splash 15 Book as well as the previous Splash 12 and Splash 13 editions. These books highlight artists from all over the world, are gorgeous to look at and have become a series worth collecting! Read what author, Rachel Wolf, had to […]
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Thank you for inviting me to VA!

The Shenandoah Arts Council in Winchester, VA recently sponsored a 4-day watercolor workshop for me, and what a wonderful experience it was! I always come away from my workshops enriched and renewed from the privilege of spending time with talented artists who share my love and passion for art. Following are some thoughtful comments left […]
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Thank You Sale!

Thank you so much for your very positive response to my “thank you” sale given in appreciation for your patience while my website was down for upgrades and enhancements! As a way on saying thank you once again I’m extending it thru Aug 15th 2014! Just type in the code “summer” when you check out […]
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Painting jurored into Rocky Mountain National Exhibition

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia show jurors painting “Barn Door Whimsy” into Exhibition! As you can see from the photo of the scene that inspired the painting someone painted the old barn door a beautiful shade of blue and I thought the choice added the perfect touch of whimsy to the weathered facade of the old […]
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Join me for FREE ONLINE EVENT!

Join me for a FREE ONLINE EVENT TOMORROW TUESDAY JUNE 24 12-1 CDT. Click this link to register now! Everyone who registers for this event will get a link to watch the recording as well as a special discount to save on my book Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes at NorthLightShop.com.
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Workshop fun in OR and CA!

Hi everyone! I had a wonderful trip home with plenty of time to reflect back on my time in beautiful Springfield, OR and Chico, CA. Each of you went out of your way to make me feel welcomed and your warmth and hospitality was a beautiful thing! I hope you came away from our time […]
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Artist signed book now available

A Signed Edition of “Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes” is now available from my e-Shop! It is also available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and North Light Books. If you enjoy my new book a review on Amazon or Barnes and Noble will be very appreciated! It is so helpful to me and for those who […]
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Hilltop Homestead DVD now available!

I’m excited to announce my new DVD! In this one I demonstrate how to change”things” into simple landscape symbols! It’s easier than you may think to transform ordinary scenes into beautiful paintings once you learn the simple steps for doing so! We all know that watercolor can be a difficult medium to master, but it […]
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Oregon Workshop coming soon!

I hope you can come! Four Days June 2-5. Register now to paint with me for four days of workshop fun at the Emerald Art Center in Springfield, OR  June 2-5. For more information and prices click on the following link: www.emeraldartcenter.org/workshops.php See my 2014 Workshop Calendar at: www.jhicksfineart.com/workshops/workshop-calendar
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Workshop demo becomes large painting

Someone had painted the old barn door a beautiful shade of blue and I thought the choice added the perfect touch of whimsy to the facade of the old weathered barn. Since this fanciful accent is what first caught my eye it would be what my painting was about. As you can see I have […]
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Second Little Art Book now available for purchase!

Key Steps for Transforming the Landscape is the latest in a growing series of Little Art Books by Joyce Hicks. This one focuses on important concepts that must be considered if your wish is to transform ordinary landscape scenes into beautiful paintings. It highlights the artists national and international workshop teachings and is the perfect […]
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Etsy Store reopens

Hi Everyone, Once upon a time I had a little Etsy Store but as my career grew I begin finding it hard to keep up and closed it several years ago due to lack of time. But I’m pleased to say I’ve been able to reopen because my daughter recently came on board and now […]
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Pennsylvania farm inspires another painting

Following is a scene I discovered a couple of years ago while in Pennsylvania giving a workshop. With a few days to spare before the workshop started we explored the country roads and farmlands around Lancaster. I’ve wanted to commit this particular scene to paper for some time and am happy to have finally been […]
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St Augustine inspires painting

Following is a photo of a homey scene I came upon as we traveled through St. Augustine, Florida. An ordinary subject to say the least, but I knew the feeling of life the drying laundry gave and the commanding vertical presence of the white house would be more than enough to build a painting around.  […]
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Artist of the Month

An invitation from Cindi Salaski the founder of artmatch4u to be their Artist of the Month pleased me very much. Visit the website to read my story and see the wealth of information you’ll find there!
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New Painting

One of my New Years resolutions was to paint as much as possible before my first 2014 Workshop. Once my workshops begin I’m away from home most every month and not a lot of time is left over for my studio work. I just finished Red Shutters 18×24 which I originally painted last year as […]
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New Book now available for Pre-order!

Reserve your own copy now at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and North Light Books! My book covers a wide range of topics and reveals personal techniques for transforming the landscape with clear explanations and colorful demonstrations in one beautiful hardbound edition. Special Signed Editions of the book will also soon be available through this website’s SHOP. Following are some of […]
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Making beautiful memories at Rosemary Beach

The day after Christmas just us girls, Mom, Daughter and Granddaughter headed for Rosemary Beach, Florida to bring in the New Year. The boys opted out so they could stay home and watch all the Bowl games on TV together. We had a wonderful time with no specific agenda in mind other than making the […]
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hello everyone, I am sending each of you my heartfelt Best Wishes for joy, love and laughter now and throughout the coming year! Thank you for sharing my journey, participating in my workshops and collecting and following my work! “Somewhere within all of us there is a wordless center, a part of us that hopes […]
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Note Cards are back!

Note Cards are back and now available in my Shop! Each set includes Six Award Winning Paintings that have been beautifully reproduced on heavy, glossy card stock. A great gift  for a friend or yourself or frame them individually for a unique collection of mini prints. They are standard note card size and come tied with a pretty raffia bow. Like me […]
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Workshop fun in Melbourne, FL

I just spent four exciting days painting with members of the Brevard Watercolor Society in Melbourne, FL. Everyone was totally engaged and open to all I had to share and before I knew it was time to say goodby. I am blessed to be able to share my art and always come away from these encounters feeling […]
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New Watercolor Book cover is official

Hi everyone, I just received word that the cover for my new North Light Book is official! What do you think? It is due for release in May of 2014 and will be available for preorder long before at stores like Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and on my website too! You may also like my […]
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Private One-on One Workshop

I absolutely love sharing what I’ve been able to learn about art and watercolor in a private one-on-one setting. It allows me to tailor a special workshop specific to ones own personal artistic goals and so much can be accomplished with this kind of uninterrupted time. Hey Ginny, if you’re reading this I sure had […]
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Two paintings receive Cash Awards

I was so pleased to find out that “Depot by the River” and “I Found it in Waldport” both received a cash award in International Exhibitions juried by Ratindra Das for Watercolor West and Jean Grastorf for the San Diego Watercolor Society.
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