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Watercolor Book goes International!

I am so pleased that my book “Painting Beautiful Landscapes” has gone International! USA buyers may purchase at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and North Light Books. You may find it easily by searching my name! www.amazon.com www.barnesandnoble.com www.northlightshop.com www.jhicksfineart.com/workshops
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American Watercolor Society chooses painting!

I am beyond happy that another painting has been chosen for inclusion in the prestigious American Watercolor Society 149th International Exhibition! 150 paintings were selected from nearly 1200 entries! I am pleased and honored to have my work represented with fine artists from all over the world! The paintings will be hung at the Salmagundi […]
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Little Art Book I is back in stock!

It has been difficult to keep up with the demand for this popular mini-book series! They contain the kind of information that most accelerated my personal growth as an artist and make perfect companion guides to my teaching.Their size is intentionally small (4.5 x 5.5) so they can fit easily into a bag with other […]
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Happy New Year!

Looking back over photos of a time spent traveling with my husband aboard our 40′ home on wheels reignited wonderful memories. We lived and traveled like a couple of vagabonds for about 5 years after we retired in 1998. I saw beauty I never imagined and It was the intensity of the feelings it inspired […]
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

One thing I know, for certain, is that my life would not be the same if not for our shared love and passion for art! It is a wonderful blessing I never anticipated! So thank you from the bottom of my heart for the joy you have brought! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to […]
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Streaming art video downloads now available

I’ve been ask so many times if my art instruction will ever be downloadable so it can be digitally accessed from all your personal devices! I’m excited to finally be able to say, Yes!!! Many painting subjects are now in the works and will also be available for video streaming in the near future! I […]
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My third DVD is now available!

I have a new DVD! I’ve deviated from my usual landscape genre with this third DVD to paint a Floral Bouquet instead! I think florals are an excellent way to loosen up ones painting style and, anyway, who doesn’t love flowers! I think everything about them is magical! In this DVD I’ll show you how […]
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I am honored!

Painting of Pennsylvania farm wins the Howard Slater Memorial Award at the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors in Old Forge, New York! I am thrilled to have a place in this prestigious show! Exhibition runs August 7 through October 4, 2015.
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Join me for another free Online Webinar Event!

JOIN MY FREE WEBINAR! I’ve been invited to present another webinar for ARTISTS NETWORK! The first one was so much fun with over 1500 registering for this event. I enjoyed every moment of it because it gave me a chance to visit with those who love watercolor painting just as much as I do! Click […]
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I am thrilled!

I just found out my painting “A Farmhouse I Saw in Virginia” was chosen and will now be eligible for one of Plein Air Salon’s big Awards at the 2015 Plein Air Convention in Monterey and Carmel, CA.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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