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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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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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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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Painting receives award at RMNW Exhibition

I am very pleased to say my painting “Barn Door Whimsy” received the Painted Toe Society Award for this years Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition! Following is an except from Foothills Art Center, the host for this annual event: “RMNW is proud to present the 41st Annual Exhibition. Juror, Linda Doll, selected 68 works of […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Book release date has changed

I just found out my books release date will be moved up in 2014 to the first week of May! Its cover painting has been chosen and I’m now in the process of making my first author’s review. I received the first black and white printouts of the pages as they will actually be laid […]
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Good news to share!

I just signed with Art Licensing International, Inc, a major licensing company who will now act as my exclusive agent to represent my work! What does this mean? Well hopefully, it means my art will eventually be reproduced on various products throughout the retail industry. This could be anything from home décor, gifts, cards, prints, […]
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Cheng-Khee Chee chooses painting for International Exhibition

I’m excited that my painting “Depot by the River,” chosen for the San Diego International Exhibition earlier this year, has also been juried into the Signature American Watercolor Exhibition at the Fallbrook Art Center. This juried exhibition is open to artists holding Signature Membership status in one or more watermedia societies and is held in […]
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Paintings chosen for Tom Hoffmans New book

Tom Hoffmann just sent me a copy of his beautiful new book Watercolor Painting, a Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium. Thank you Tom!!! The following excerpt was taken from the jackets front flap. “Hoffman’s thorough explanations and step-by-step demonstrations delineates the process of composing and painting in watercolor, while art from more than thirty-five […]
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Book deadline met

I felt such a sense of satisfaction when I finally had Chapters One and Two of my new book on its way to my editor, Vanessa Wieland, who has been such a big help to me. Since I’d never written a book before I knew it was going to be an exciting new challenge and […]
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North Light extends invitation to author a book

North Light Books and F&W Media recently invited me to author a book about the beautiful places I paint in watercolor! It is tentatively scheduled for publication late 2013 and is something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. It’s a dream come true for me and one I want to share with everyone. […]
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Painting chosen for International Exhibition

I’m very pleased to say “Peonies I Saw in Pennsylvania” was chosen for inclusion in the 112th International Exhibition of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society jurored by world renowned artist, Frank Webb. Maybe it‘s one of my favorite paintings because it reminds me of a time we spent traveling the countryside there several years ago. I […]
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American Watercolor Society Signature Status received

I just received notice  that for the third year running one of my paintings was chosen for inclusion into the 145th American Watercolor Society International Exhibition. I am especially thrilled because it has also earned me Signature Status into this very prestigious Watercolor Society. I am honored to be in the company of some of the […]
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Splash 13 Watercolor Book features painting

I thrilled that one of my paintings was selected for inclusion in another one of the Splash Series Books. The book has not yet been released but may be pre-ordered. Following is an except about the new book. “The Splash 13 showcases the finest watercolor paintings being created today. Readers gain insight into methods of the […]
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Art Journey America Landscapes Book

I am thrilled and honored to have been invited by North Light Books to participate in an exquisite new book called Art Journey America Landscapes. It may be pre-ordered now and will be on book shelves by the end of December. It is an absolutely stunning collection of beautiful paintings. Following is what author Kathryn Kipp says about the […]
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