Jordan Hicks was born in 1969 in Kingston, Ontario. Each of his compositions is a tribute to nature, most often in the form of joyful explosions of wild flowers. They are both delicate and vivid, with singular combinations of colour, detail and texture.
Jordan Hicks - Wild flowers
Jordan Hicks was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1969. Today, he lives in his hometown with his wife and their daughter.
Jordan's childhood sketchbooks and paintings are clear testimony for his love of all things beautiful. The desire to pursue a career in art and share his creativity led to a Graphic Design Diploma in 1992. Although Jordan describes himself as a self-taught artist, the years he spent in College supplied him with the necessary fundamentals such as composition, colour theory and art history.
After college the passion of working mostly on computers began to fade and the easel would become a part of him. In a relatively short period he began supplying galleries with paintings and the commitment to become a full time artist bore fruition in 2007. Jordan is currently represented in galleries in Quebec, Ontario and the United States and his work is held in many private collections. His days are now spent painting or on field trips gathering inspirational subject material.
Work and art
Jordan Hicks is a sensitive artist, one who shares a special bond with the natural world and the beauty within.
After moving into a century old farm house in 1998, Jordan soon discovered the surrounding fields and rural backdrop which provided new inspiration.
Amazed at the incredible diversity of life found in a cluster of wildflowers or the simple beauty of a fallow field, Jordan’s signature series took root in the year 2000.
With past experiences of working with watercolours, oils and acrylics, Jordan applies acrylic paint with similar effect to the special individual qualities of these mediums. This approach to painting resulted in a technique that allows Jordan’s art to be instantly recognizable. With a combination of washes and textures, his work is a plethora of colour, depth and patterns.
"I have never received any formal instruction on how to paint. The desire to learn on my own allows my work to be both challenging, yet unique. I have enjoyed the development of my painting through experimentation while creative ambition is more of an obsession. I need to paint on a very consistent basis.”
Although Jordan’s work is most identifiable by his wildflower series, he continues to challenge himself by exploring new inspiration, techniques and assorted imagery.
"For me, the main ingredient to a successful painting is honesty. I am dedicated to producing work that has a personality, work that is real. I choose to avoid trends. My goal is to create timeless images that reflect my vision and feelings for our natural world."
Jordan Hicks is represented by the Au P'tit Bonheur Art Gallery since March 2017, exclusively for Quebec.