David Hicks

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David Hicks

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David Hicks is an artist who uses abstraction to explore a language of line, form and emotive image. Mostly working in oils and collage David uses methods of layering and of contemplative responses to the inner workings of the painting as it builds. He works either on one painting at a time or in in a series with a similar medium and this exploration allows an internal dialogue to emerge. Often listening to music or with a story or personal image in mind his response is a natural instinctive way of painting. He will allow some paintings to rest for months before painting over them creating layers and depth. Fine Papers are used in his work as well as bold brush strokes and lines. In some paintings landscapes may appear as recognisable subjects Illuminated by the personal response within the viewer.

Biography

2013Represented by Barker and May.
2011/2012Guest Artist 19 KAREN Australia
2010/2011Exhibiting at Greystones Radlett, Contact Art and escape
2010Exhibited at Cross my art Kings Cross
2009Represented by Art and Escape Potters Bar
2008Embarked on new series and had a successful open house exhibition
2007Executed several commisions
2006Exhibited with the Stowford Group at the Oxmarket Centre Chichester
2004Exhibited paintings made in Portugal - began exploring abstraction
2003Sabbatical - drawing and painting in Portugal
2002Set up home studio, painted with life model, Camden College life painting.
1969Established design and silk screen printing company
1967Post Graduate Graphic Design course (The London College of Printing)
1962Sutton School of Art. Foundation course follwed by 3 years Graphic Design.