Ed Hicks Landscape Oil PaintingsArtist BiographyView PaintingsShow & Gallery InformationContact Ed Hicks
I paint open-ended landscapes. I give a painting just enough information to evoke a sense of place, but allow the viewer to fill in the specifics. My studies at the Vesper George School of Art in Boston gave me a solid academic foundation, and almost twenty years as a graphic artist helped form the painter I am today. Wyeth and the early Impressionists strongly influence my work as I attempt to capture the romance of New England with my brush. I prefer oils because their buttery consistency allows me to really work with color in a painting. Color and texture can make a painting move, make it snap, give it that power I am after in every piece I do. Furthermore, a painting has to be right for me first, but after that I want to share my excitement with everyone. I want the viewer to feel something special; I want them to say, “Wow”!
Select List of Awards:
Purchase Award, Cape Elizabeth, ME
Purchase Award, WCNH-Channel 6, Portland, ME
West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT
Lehland Howard Special Award, Mystic, CT
Best in Show, Stone Harbor Art Show, Stone Harbor, NJ
I have entered hundreds of shows, and won awards
throughout the Northeast.

One Man Shows:
The Art Gallery at the Mill House, Chester, CT
Picture This, Westport, CT
Glastonbury Art Guild, Glastonbury, CT
Images, Briarcliffe Manor, NY
Galleries and Representation:
The Gallery on Chase Hill, and
The Maine Art Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME
Sheldon Fine Art, Newport, RI
David James Gallery, Glastonbury, CT
Picture This, Westport, CT
Connecticut Yankee International II, Darien, CT
Images, Briarcliff, NY
Carol St. John Interior Design, Essex Falls, NJ
River Road Gallery, Wilton, CT
Art 3, Manchester, NH
Petrini Art Gallery, Avon, CT

Memberships:
The Salmagundi Club, NYC, Artist Member
Glastonbury Art Guild, Past President
Connecticut Watercolor Society, Past Board Member

Corporate Collections:
Aetna Insurance Scott Sawyer, Attorney
Bayer Corporate Shaws Supermarket Corporation
Chrysler Capital Society for Savings Bank
Danher, Tedford, Lagnese, and Neal Stevens and Company
Farmers and Mechanics Bank Touche and Ross
Fleet Bank Travelers Insurance
J. Crew United Technologies Corporation
Kaiser Permanente WCNH-Channel 6, Portland ME
Murtha Cullina Welles-Turner Memorial Library
Welles Turner Memorial Library, Permanent Collection, Glastonbury CT

Private Collections:
My paintings are included in hundreds of private collections throughout
the United States and Europe.
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This material may not be published or distributed without the written consent of the artist.
Photography by Tim Becker, Creative Images Photography