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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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Cornwall, WOW!

OHMYGOSH! It seems like only yesterday that I was sending out a newsletter telling everyone about my upcoming workshop to Cornwall, England and now I’m home already! I arrived back in the USA on the 29th of July after spending 7 glorious days exploring, sketching, photographing, painting, making new friends, enjoying delicious food and soaking […]
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Hello Cloudcroft, NM

Hello everyone from our Cloudcroft, NM workshop! I hope you’re reading this because I want to thank each of you again for making our workshop great! You welcomed me with open arms and your passion and enthusiasm was a wonderful thing to see. I’m thrilled that you have invited me to come back next year […]
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Watercolor Workshop in Wisconsin

I had a wonderful week painting with my new friends at Dillman’s Bay Resort in Wisconsin! I always come away from these encounters feeling enriched and so blessed to be able to spend time in such beautiful places with those who love to paint as much as I do!! I’ll be returning next May for […]
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New Demo Study

Another demo study for my upcoming workshop at Dillman’s Bay Resort in the beautiful North Woods of Wisconsin! I experimented with some really bright color for the look and feel of Spring when the first flush of emerald green makes a show ! Lets meet and paint together May 17-20. www.dillmans.com www.jhicksfineart.com/workshops/workshop-calendar  
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New Demo

Today I’ve been working on a demo for my next workshop in Wisconsin! I would love to have you join our group for four days of painting fun at the beautiful Dillman’s Bay Resort! I took these photos with my cell phone which doesn’t give the best color results, but not too bad, I guess! […]
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California artists share semi-private workshop!

I cannot adequately express my pleasure at having these two artists come spend a week painting with me. Having this kind of intense, one-on-one interaction is a great way to accelerate artistic growth. It allows me to share so much of what I have learned about transforming the landscape. Hey, Cathy and Carol! Thank you […]
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Dillman’s Creative Art Workshop

Dillman’s Bay Resort in the gorgeous North Woods of Wisconsin has been hosting their Creative Art Workshops for the past 30 years and have become experts at making your experience there unforgettable! This was my second year at Dillman’s and I spent 4 wonderful days with another group of very talented artists who were so […]
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Walloon Lake, Michigan is an awesome place!

I recently returned from teaching a workshop in Walloon Lake, Michigan! While there I stayed in a cozy log cottage at the edge of crystal clear Walloon Lake and enjoyed delicious home grown local foods and fresh fish from Lake Michigan. I was taken for scenic drives though the lush countryside and was able 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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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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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 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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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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Join me in a watercolor workshop!

I hope you’ll come join me next year in one of my many watercolor workshops across the USA and Internationally. Nothing would please me more! As time goes by I’ll be adding new locations and list them on my website calendar page as they’re scheduled. I will always look forward to hearing from you, so […]
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Hello Montana!

My flight back to Texas Friday afternoon was peaceful and relaxed giving me time to reflect back on the 4 wonderful days I spent with you. You came from near and far and even though we were not all acquainted we clicked from the start and it wasn’t long before we felt we had known […]
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Montana I’m on my way!

Montana, I’m on my way and I can’t wait! Sunday morning I’ll be boarding a plane at DFW for a flight that takes me to Bozeman, Montana. I’m going to spend 4 wonderful days painting and sharing my simple methods for transforming the landscape with Southwest Montana Art Society. Montana, if you are reading this, […]
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Private instruction for California Artist

I recently had the pleasure of teaching a private, one-on-one watercolor workshop for talented California artist, Cynthia Sexton. She met with me in my home for 5 intensive days designed around her personal artistic goals. I always feel as if I come away from these encounters enriched in so many ways and my own personal […]
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Home after Wisconsin workshop

I just returned from Lac Du Flambeau (means Lake of the Torches) Where I gave a 4-day watercolor workshop at Dillman’s Bay Resort in Wisconsin. What a beautiful, inspirational, peaceful place to rest, relax and paint! Sue and Dennis, the owners, have been hosting art retreats for more than 30 years and really know how […]
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Fun in Fort Worth, TX

I spent 5 wonderful days with the Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth, TX. The group was very welcoming and especially receptive so I was able to cover a lot of material and everything I wanted to share. There were even those in the group who came all the way from Oregon and Canada […]
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I love Boston!

I had the best time in Boston painting with the Newton Watercolor Society! I came away from the experience with new friendships and wonderful memories. It had been snowing for several days when we arrived leaving a soft, blanket covering most everything. That was a real visual treat for me since that’s something we don’t […]
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On our way to Boston

Larry (aka best friend, hubby, etc) and I will be on our way to Boston early Wednesday morning to present a watercolor workshop for the www.newtonwatercolorsociety.org/workshops. Since I’ve been working non-stop for the last several months on my book I haven’t had time to paint except for the work needed for its pages. In view […]
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New workshop scheduled in Montana!

I’m very excited to have just received an invitation from Southwest Montana Arts to present my “TRANSFORMING THE LANDSCAPE IN WATERCOLOR” workshop in September. Check out my Workshop Calendar page for dates and contact information. I’m hoping that this new location will make it possible for those who have missed previous workshops because of distance […]
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