Out of the Blue
With roots in both the southwest and the east, and a love of other countries and cultures, Suzanne Hicks is an artist who focuses on both place and person. Her fascination with the human presence and gesture has been deeply developed as a psychotherapist, teacher, and traveler, and painter. Her love of natural form…water, land, sky…..connects her waterscapes and still lifes to the people and places referenced.
Suzanne’s work has been influenced by many fine teachers, museums worldwide, and concepts, one of the most important of which is wabi-sabi, an aesthetic that celebrates the imperfect, the impermanent, the natural, the simple…not only those things planned, but also those that come about by chance, the intimacy of accident. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries, has been featured on a book cover, and has received awards. Most recently her charcoal and pastel drawing on mylar, “sunflowers, to seed,” was selected for the contemporary drawing exhibit “Drawing from Perceptions VIII” at the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University, 2018.
Suzanne would have had her artwork on display at Saratoga Springs Public Library for the month of August.