Hicks is an artist, one who
shares a special bond with the natural world and the beauty within.
Born in 1969, Kingston Ontario his childhood sketchbooks and
paintings are clear testimony for his love of all things beautiful.
desire to pursue a career in art and share his creativity led to a
Graphic Design Diploma in 1992. Shortly after college the passion of
creating work 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 currently has seven galleries
representing his work and his days are now spent painting or on field
trips gathering inspirational subject material.
into a Century old farm house in 1998 Jordan soon discovered the
surrounding fields and rural backdrop 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.
past experience of working with watercolours, oils and acrylics there
was a desire to apply paint with the special individual qualities of
these mediums. This approach to painting resulted in a technique that
allows Jordan’s work to be instantly recognizable. With a
combination of washes, and textures his paintings are a plethora of
colour, depth and patterns.
Jordan’s work is most identifiable by his wildflower series
continues to challenge himself by exploring new inspiration,
techniques and assorted imagery.
me, the main ingredient to a successful painting is honesty. I choose
to avoid trends. My goal is to create timeless images that reflect my
vision and feelings for our natural world. The years I spent in
College supplied me with the necessary fundamentals such as
Composition, Colour Theory and Art History. 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. I am extremely fortunate to have acquired a
clientele that connects with my art and continues to support my