Joyce Hicks is a self-taught artist who has an innate ability for transforming ordinary landscape scenes into beautiful works of art that have made her an internationally acclaimed artist. Her dynamic brushwork and expressive use of color combines in a very unique way giving her paintings a fresh, welcoming look that is easily recognizable. She paints with a powerful signature style that invites viewers into her scenes for a glimpse of a simpler way of life. She shares her love of the landscape with viewers by painting a variety of subjects from rural farms, country landscapes and time-worn coastal cottages.
Her sunny paintings have received international recognition and she is a three time award winner of the prestigious American Watercolor Society with Signature Member Status. She travels frequently in search of beautiful places to paint conducting national and international workshops, giving gallery talks and acting as juror for watercolor exhibitions. Her work is widely published appearing in the pages of the popular Splash Series Books 12, 13 and 15 and the new Art Journey America: Landscapes to name a few. Her painting Out Santa Rosa Creek Road was chosen for the cover of Watercolor Artist Magazine with a full-length feature story about her work and travel in April 2011. Her latest accomplishments are the DVD Coastal Cottages and the soon-to-be-released Fine Art Book she is authoring for North Light Painting Beautiful Landscapes in Watercolor.
Her passion is to share and teach others how they too can transform ordinary landscape scenes into extraordinary ones using her simple techniques and principals. When not on the road she shares a light-filled home with husband Larry and their two little dogs, Sassie and Lucy.