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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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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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Yesterday I decided to…..

Yesterday I decided to revisit one of my small paintings by painting it again! I really enjoy doing this because I’m always more comfortable the second time around and able to address my subject in a more relaxed way! But, of course, this is true for most endeavors we choose to tackle. I’ll often repeat […]
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Love painting Hydrangeas

I just love painting Hydrangeas! Actually I love painting all flowers! Learn how I do it by choosing and downloading “Hydrangeas” from my Video-on-Demand “Easy to Paint Shapes Series” for only $6.95! Once you learn my simple steps for painting flower forms you’ll be able to create your own sunny bouquets! Follow the link 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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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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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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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hi everyone! This past year has been wonderful with a full calendar of ¬†workshops, successful DVD and Book sales along with the launch of my new website, JHFA Shop and Facebook! I’m thrilled to have made so many new friends from all over the world and sincerely appreciate these blessings because I know that none […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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