Ron Hicks was born in 1965 in Ohio, and lives and paints in Denver, Colorado. He is best known for his figures and interiors and his work has been described as a blend of representational art and impressionism. Art critics have compared his painting to those by Rembrandt and Daumier. His greatest influences are Sargent, Degas and Velasquez. Ron uses a muted palette and rarely uses pure color. He particularly favors gray as it allows him to “capture atmosphere, mood, and layers of emotion.” His painterly style is immediately recognizable and a favorite of collectors around the country.
Ron graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art and studied at the Art Students League under Quang Ho before he began teaching. His works have been the subject of many publications, including Southwest Art (4 articles since 2000; Artist to Watch 1998), International Artist (Sept 2001, “7 Foundational Truths of Traditional Academic Painting” by C.W. Mundy), American Artist (December 2001, Feature Artist), Art & Antiques (May 2000, “Emerging Artist-Ron Hicks”), Denver Post (Oct 1998), Art Talk (February 2000; October 1998), and Westword (June 1994, “Seeing is Believing”).