Vail International Gallery hosts Denver-based artist Ron Hicks on Wednesday, Dec. 30
VAIL — Vail International Gallery on Meadow Drive in Vail Village will host acclaimed Denver-based painter Ron Hicks on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Hicks is known as a fine figure artist with a richly hued palette and the ability to convey complex emotions within a composition.
The exhibition will feature six new paintings with varied themes, including relationships, meditation and contemplation — all of which are central to the artist’s larger oeuvre.
“Ron Hicks is the rare artist with the ability to take what he wants from past masters, in his case (John Singer) Sargent, (Honore) Daumier and other 19th century masters and, from that inspiration, create his own unique style,” said gallery co-owner Marc LeVarn. “I encourage people who love painting and have never seen a Ron Hicks work in person to come and see one for themselves. Hicks work can be seen as traditional, yet it is contemporary and relevant today.”
Hicks has instructed hundreds of painters during the past decade in master classes at both the Denver Art Student’s league and the Scottsdale Artists’ school. His work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions in New York; San Francisco; Scottsdale, Arizona; Denver; and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is included in corporate and private collections in both the United States and Europe.
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