J Hicks Fine Art   |   Original Paintings of Beautiful Places
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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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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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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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Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2010

A Farmhouse I Saw in Virginia was chosen for inclusion in the Kansas Watercolor Society’s 2010 National Exhibition. The show will be held at the Wichita Center for the Arts October 9th – January 2nd 2011. I am especially thrilled to say that this painting was also chosen for publication in the new Splash 12 […]
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Driving the Enchanted Circle

The Enchanted Circle is a scenic drive through beautiful country in New Mexico. The circle includes the mountain villages of  Red River, Quest, Taos, Cimarron, Angel Fire and Eagles Nest.  All of the towns were charming and quaint, but I think Taos was my favorite. Flowers were blooming everywhere  and the Hollyhocks were abundant. Following […]
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Splash 12:Celebrating Artistic Vision to feature painting!

I’m excited to say that my original watercolor painting A Farmhouse I Saw in Virginia was one of only 100 paintings chosen from a field of thousands of excellent entries for North Light’s latest Splash book. The new book, Splash 12: Celebrating Artistic Vision is tentatively scheduled for publication May of 2011. I’ll post new […]
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American Watercolor Society awards painting

I’m pleased to say that my painting This Way to the Vineyard has received the Paul Schwartz Memorial Award in the American Watercolor Society’s 143rd International Exhibition. The award will be presented April 30th, 2010 at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. The American Watercolor Society was organized in 1866 to promote the art […]
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2010 Travel Plans

Now that the holiday season is past we are beginning to think about what beautiful places we might want to travel to this year. One idea for Spring or early Summer might be to make our way South along the coastal highway to the tip of the Florida Keys. Salt air, white sand, seashells, turquoise […]
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The American Watercolor Society announces winners!

The American Watercolor Society published it’s  list of juried Artists for the 143rd Annual International Exhibition. My original watercolor painting This Way to the Vineyard was selected to be included in the exhibition. The show will feature watercolors from artist throughout the world and is held at the Salmagundi Club in New York City April […]
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Still on the Road

We have logged a lot of miles since leaving our home in Tyler, Texas. Our first stop was Santa Fe then on to Pennsylvania and from there we traveled down the Atlantic Coast to Florida. Right now we are in the seaside town of Carrabelle where we plan to stay for a couple of weeks […]
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On our way to the Pacific Coast Highway!

My husband, Larry and I left Tyler, TX September 11th traveling through Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming and Nevada. Finally on September 16th we reached scenic highway 1 and the spectacular Oregon Coast. We were tired but exhilarated by all the beautiful landscapes we drove through so we took a few days to rest and explore before […]
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