3245 16th Street (at Guerrero Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Focus is the foundation of Texas-born Nita Hicks’ (b. 1945) art-making process. Since joining the Creativity Explored Studio in 1996, she has spent her days working quietly and diligently, creating exacting portraits, primarily of iconic women.
The flat planes of color she carefully fills the picture plane with simultaneously convey a sense of her subjects’ personalities and a quality of stillness that gives the eye a place of solace in the barrage of visual stimulus that dominates contemporary culture. Hicks’ technique of separating these color fields with strong black lines highlight the geometric forms that make up her compositions, further developing their simplicity.
In 2008, Hicks’ artwork was chosen by Recchiuti Confections to embellish their signature chocolates. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions at Creativity Explored.