Mary has been an artist for over 25 years in a variety of mediums: oil pastels, chalk pastels, oil paints, photography, and most recently metal (copper, iron, brass). She has worked solely in the area of sculpture the past few years in order to pursue an interest in working with metal.
Currently she is producing large-scale mixed media pieces that incorporate willow, bamboo, arbutus, woven and hammered copper, woven photographs, mixed media and collage. She is enjoying the exploration of depth, shapes, and texture that metal provides
and the study of various metal techniques.
Mary is an Alumna of California Institute of the Arts (Fine Arts Major; photography, oil pastels, & performance art) and received her B.A. in Clinical Psychology, with intensive studies in photography, from the University of Tennessee. She participated in group and performance art shows at California Institute of the Arts from 1985-87.
More recently Mary participated in the D. I. Conservancy Fundraiser group photography show, D.I. Gallery, 2006; “In Bloom”, solo photography show, D.I. Craft Shop, 2007; “Celebrating Our Own”, group show/mixed media, Denman Arts Centre 2008; "Interwoven Elementals", Group show/mixed media, Denman Art Gallery 2009, "The Birds and the Bees", Magnolia Gallery 2010, and "There's No Place Like Home", Group show/ mixed media, Denman Art Gallery 2010,
Denman Island Studio Tour 2011, "Sketchbook Project," Group show/Mixed Media, Denman Arts Centre 2011, Sooke Fine Arts Show 2012, "Catching the Light", Leslie Dunsmore (paintings) & Mary Hicks (sculpture), Denman Arts Centre, 2012.
Mary taught a copper weaving workshop for a group project shown at the D.I. School Student Gallery Show, 2007 and a Copper Weaving Workshop at the Denman Arts Centre, 2008. Her work is held in private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. Mary's work was represented through the Magnolia Art Gallery until the gallery closed in 2010. If interested in viewing a piece or to purchase please submit the contact form. Commissions will be considered.
2012 Upcoming shows for Mary Hicks:
Sooke Fine Arts Show 2012, juried event
Where: Seaparc Leisure Complex
2168 Phillips Road
Sooke, BC V9Z 0Y3, Canada
When: Purchasers Preview: July 26th, 7-10:00 p.m.
Open to the public: July 28th – August 6th, 10-4 daily
"Catching the Light"
Leslie Dunsmore and Mary Hicks
Summer Art Gallery Show
Where: Arts Centre, Denman Island, BC
Opening night: Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.
Open Daily: From August 24-September 4, from 11-4:00 p.m.
Denman Christmas Craft Faire 2012
Where my booth is located: D.I. Community Hall
When: December 1st & 2nd from 10:0 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Sat/Sun)
Free event, lunch available to purchase, shuttle service available from D.I. ferry to both halls
Arts Denman: http://artsdenman.com
Metal Arts Guild of Canada: http://www.metalartsguild.ca
Canadian Artists: http://www.artistsincanada.com
All images on this website are the sole copyright of Mary Hicks, and cannot be used in any manner without permission.