Artist Bio - Robin Hicks
With a deep love for nature and people it has long been my passion to convey this inherent beauty through realism with an impressionistic flair. I have always believed in a flexible approach and employ the medium that best encapsulates the classic qualities of each subject matter and context; whether it is oil, water colour or pastels.
Life's textures, it's landscapes, streetscapes, portraits, the stories behind the faces and the human spirit, these are some of the subjects compelling me to express myself through painting. I have a passion for the natural world and feel more connectivity to life and spirit when I am creating a work of art, and I endeavour to be a part of the painting I'm working on and enjoy the process.
I was born in Adelaide, South Australia and attended a number of different art classes in groups and private tuition, including life drawing and portrait painting and completed a diploma in graphic design and illustration.
Travelling to England, Scotland, Europe Thailand and America I became inspired by the contrast and depth of colours in the landscapes I encountered, which was so different from what I grew up with in Australia. This led me to produce my first solo exhibition in the Edinburgh Fringe.
Since 2008, I have held three solo exhibitions featuring up to 30 works and over many years have taken part in shared and smaller solo exhibitions in various venues.
My Artshow Awards