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ARTIST RON HICKS PAINTS WHAT’S REAL FOR HIM

Vail International Gallery hosted an opening for renowned artist, Ron Hicks, known for depicting realistic scenes and snapshots of everyday life. Recently however, Hicks has taken another direction. “I’m trying to sort of play with abstract, non-objective worlds of realism, to strike a harmonious balance between disciplines and place them on canvas or boards I paint on,” he says. “I am really letting them be the path, which is very different from some of my earlier work. I’m responding to what is set before me. It’s pure emotion. Whatever comes out, I allow it to be. And I’m not afraid to leave an area unfinished.”

1 Gallery Co-owner Marc Levarn with Artist Ron Hicks.
2 Master Jeweler Bo Joe with Lauren Logan from Claggett/Rey Gallery.
3 Sharon Hicks with Trisha and Lonny Donovan.
4 Rebecca Robinson.
5 Tom Fenstermacher and Dean Edwards.
6 Bob Will looking at “Aurora.”