Gypsy Pony”
Charcoal on Paper
22 x 30 in.
About the Artist:
Nicola Hicks is one of nearly 80 artists whose work will be available for sale at the 29th Annual Western Visions Show and Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Western Visions takes place September 9 – October 9, 2016. Born in 1960, Hicks studied at Chelsea School of Art, and took her MA at the Royal College of Art. She has had major solo shows in leading international museums and galleries, and has already been honored with a MBE for her contribution to the visual arts. Hick’s primary media are plaster and straw, as well as huge sheets of brown paper on which she works up her dynamic charcoal drawings. Her work often combines charm and menace in equal and sometimes devastating measures. Gypsy Pony, 2009, is a charcoal work. Her study of anatomy and unique ability to capture the physicality and psychology of animal figures is apparent in this work.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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