Ron Hicks’ oil paintings blend representational art and impressionism. The artist translates his own moody visions with a muted palette and rarely uses pure color. He particularly favors the variety he finds in gray. Ron Hicks holds dear as subject matter figures and interiors.
Hicks attended classes at the Columbus College of Art and Design on scholarship. He eventually moved west where he graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art and studied at the Art Students League.
The artist credits his teacher with exposing him to a new way of seeing:
A light bulb was turned on. I started seeing things in terms of shapes and edges, texture, line and color. I no longer saw painting as a way of just transferring information; I started looking at what I wanted to say in a piece.