Contemporary Master

Ron Hicks masterfully guides viewers into an emotional realm of balance and expression that imbue unpredictable turns. His paintings draw viewers in close to a world of mystery and possibility- “I want my work to open a dialogue for a story. It’s up to the viewer to interpret it,” Hicks says. His warm sophisticated palette define his figures in a space that swim with the abstract. Beautifully blending hints of impressionism and expressionism with that of the nonobjective. These styles coalesce within his paintings to convey a much more contemporary character. His loose brushwork and textural notes find the most natural place in these deliberate compositions. The present depth and fluidity in these richly layered paintings imbue a sense of romance. As he continues to depict moments of expression, he strives to keep his work “as fresh and new as possible,” he says. “My hope is that whoever views my work will have their own intimate encounter with it.”

Curriculum Vitae



Art Students League of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, Colorado

Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio



2001 - December American Artist, Feature Artist

2001 - September U.S. Art, "Artists We Love"

2001 - September, '7 Foundational Truths of Traditional Academic Painting, by C.W. Mundy, International Artist

2000 - September Southwest Art "Art Events" by Editors, Southwest Art

2000 - November Southwest Art "Painting the Figure" by Crookston, Nancy Seamons

2000 - November Southwest Art Magazine "A Timeless Vision" by Gangelhoff, Bonnie

2000 - May Art & Antiques "Emerging Artist-Ron Hicks" by Editors

2000 - February Art Talk "In the Galleries" by Editor, Art Talk

1998 - September Southwest Art "Artists to Watch" by SW Editors

1998 - October Denver Post "Ron Hicks"

1998 - October Art Talk "In the Galleries" by Editor, Art Talk

1998 - November Spirit, Denver Rocky Mountain News "Celebration of Human Form"

1994 - June Westword "Seeing is Believing"

1994 - Collector's Edition "Many Roots, One Spirit"

Books in which artist or works are featured:

2001 The Artists Bluebook 24,000 North American Artists by AskART.com

2001 Third Annual Realism Invitational by Failing, Patricia


Museum Exhibitions:

1994 Down Home: An African-American Art Experience, Aurora History Museum, Denver, Colorado

Gallery Exhibitions:

2001 (2000-2001) Solo Show, Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah

2001 American Miniatures Exhibition, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2000 Summer in Paris, Merrill-Johnson Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2000 Invitational, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California

2000 (1999-2000) Colorado Governor's Invitational, Loveland, Colorado

2000 (1999-2000) Artist of America, Denver, Colorado

1999 (1997-1999) Solo Show, Uhl Gallery, Denver, Colorado

1996 Seeing Ourselves, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado

1995 (1993-1995) Group Show, Taos Traditions Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

1994 Art Students League Annual Exhibit-Best of Show, Denver, Colorado