Edward J Hicks

Ed was born, lived and attended school in Holyoke, MA.

To start his art career he attended The Vesper School of Art in Boston, MA where he became strongly
influenced by Wyeth and the early impressionists. He majored in commercial Art and worked in Ad
Agencies in Boston, Hartford and West Hartford.

Always enjoying painting he began painting landscapes while working. He then left the agency life to
paint full time showing his work in outdoor shows and galleries in New England.
He creates oil paintings for homes and corporations and participates in art shows along the east coast.

Ed has had solo shows in galleries in New England and is represented in the following galleries:
Beth Ellis Gallery, Ogunquit ME;
River Road Gallery, Wilton, CT;
David James Gallery, Glastonbury, CT;
Sheldon Fine Art, Newport, RI

His paintings are included in the permanent collections of the following corporations:
Aetna, Bayer, Chrysler Capital, J. Crew, Kaiser Permanente, Shaw’s Supermarket Corporation,
and United Technologies.
Ed has earned awards in many art shows and exhibits for over 40 years
He creates his oil paintings in his studio in Glastonbury. His current interest is painting the Maine Coast –
the sea, rocks and the splendor of that coast. Figures are also appearing from time to time in these
paintings. The landscape has always been a part of his subject mix. Still life flower paintings are a part of
his subject matter in Spring and Summer.

Nantucket Island is a very special place to the artist. It is a great source of inspiration every time he visits
the island.
Ed’s oil paintings are the mixture of the colors and textures of the paints with emotion. Out of that
blending comes the excitement of watching the landscape or seascape struggle through.
And, when he can share some of that excitement with others… That’s what it’s all about.
Ed lives in Glastonbury, CT where he has his home and studio.