Burgess Hill Artists

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Artists, crafters, designers, creators.

Paul Hicks

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I have been drawing and painting as far back as I can remember.  My favourite subjects have always been coastal scenes, ships, animals and buildings.  During the 1970's I painted mainly watercolours of castles, cottages and seaside scenes.  These I sold via agents and in exhibitions at venues such as Bourne Hall and The Fairfield Halls.  I progressed to exhibiting at The Bayswater Road Open Air Exhibition ( lovingly refered to as "The Railings") every Sunday.

I found my niche when I switched to painting with acrylics and received a commission to paint a pet portrait from an old photograph. One thing led to another.  I gave up my "proper job" to pursue a career as a semi professional artist.  Having retired I paint purely for pleasure but still I love the feeling of being useful that painting to commission provides.

 

Discover more of Paul's Art on Instagram @paulhicksart