Steve Hickman enjoys travel throughout the west including Alaska and Mexico with paint gear in hand. On-site works often provide information and concepts for larger studio paintings. His impressionist style in oil is applied to a range of Western Art including wildlife, horses, landscape, still life, and figurative. Collectors describe his wildlife paintings as "powerful- - with character and soul".
Education includes a degree in Wildlife Management with a minor in Art from Colorado State University, Delgado Community College in New Orleans and study under master painter/teacher Gerald Merfeld of Westcliffe, Colorado. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Western Colorado Center of the Arts and is a member of the Sangres Art Guild, Santa Rita Art League and Tucson Plein Aire Painters Society.
Exhibits and Awards:
Wyoming Governor’s Invitational Wild Horse Show- - Best of Show 2005 “Moving to Water”, Purchase Award 2006 “Old Bull Crossing”,
Honorable Mention 2004 “Shade”.
Arts for the Parks Exhibit, Jackson Hole, WY 2005- - Top 100 “Chasm View”.
Tubac Center of the Arts Members Open Exhibit- - Best of Show 2013 “Cascabel”, Award of Excellence 2017 “Devil’s Right Hand”.
Safari Club Purchase Award 2005 “Sparring”.
Western Spirit Juried Exhibit, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming 2005.
Nomades del Arte Invitational Exhibit, Plein Aire Artist of Colorado, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2008.
Across Naciones Exhibit, Museo de Artes, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico 2017.
Flight / Vuelo National Juried Invitational Exhibit, Tubac Center of the Arts 2016- - purchase “Fence Riders”.
Artist in Residence Exhibit, Museum of Western Colorado, 2001.
If you would like to see more of Steve Hickmans work, please go to his web page .