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Marie Hicks

Marie Hicks Fine Art

Atlanta, GA

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My all-consuming passion is art. It's very likely that it’s in my DNA. I credit my Italian heritage for it, since my ancestry traces back through some of Italy’s most noted artistic communities, primarily Florence, Tuscany, and Naples.

Obsessed with capturing the beauty of nature from an early age, I loved drawing, painting, and creating books about birds, flowers, and animals as a child. Encouraged by my parents and teachers, I expanded my skills over time, setting my sights on a career in publication design.

A defining moment in my life came in the form of a Pinhole Photography class I took while earning my BFA in Graphic Design at the University of Georgia’s highly esteemed Lamar Dodd School of Fine Art. Through the process of making and using my own pinhole camera, I discovered the amazing power of photography as a fine art. The spontaneous joy and spiritual connection I found by “painting with light” with this simple lens-less box was my creative epiphany.

After college, I eventually built an ad agency around my photographic and publication design skills. Encompassing everything from razor-sharp product shots to atmospheric conceptual ad images, my photos have appeared in several corporate publications and private collections. Although my equipment includes Hasselblad and Nikon cameras now, that simple pinhole camera I made in college long ago continues to influence my photographic style today.

I use an intuitive mix of ambient light, soft focus filters, selective focus, purposeful grain, and digital editing to express the surreal beauty that I see – the spiritual dance of light – in the natural world around us. I hope my photos bless the viewer as much as they bless the photographer!

 

Sunday on Laguna Beach by Marie Hicks

 

Juvenile Great Egret, Turks and Caicos by Marie Hicks

 

Path to Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos by Marie Hicks

 

Breathtaking Grace Bay Beach by Marie Hicks

 

Pastel Beach Sunset by Marie Hicks

 

Great Blue Heron Cruising Pensacola Beach by Marie Hicks

 

White Tree Nymph Butterfly 2 by Marie Hicks

 

White Tree Nymph Butterfly 1 by Marie Hicks

 

Clipper Butterfly on Star Flower by Marie Hicks

 

Sun-drenched Yellow Hibiscus by Marie Hicks

 

Autumn Leaf on Travertine by Marie Hicks

 

Shipwreck Beach Shorebreaks 1 by Marie Hicks

 

Shipwreck Beach Shorebreaks 2 by Marie Hicks

 

Sunrise on Shipwreck Beach by Marie Hicks

 

Flamboyant Tree in Grand Cayman by Marie Hicks

 

Pensacola Sand Dunes Boardwalk by Marie Hicks

 

Bluebird in Apple Blossoms by Marie Hicks

 

Welcome to Paradise by Marie Hicks

 

Pensacola Rainbow at Sunset by Marie Hicks

 

Morning Light on Rosemary Beach by Marie Hicks

 

Catalina Casino by Marie Hicks

 

Radiant Sunflowers and Peruvian Lilies by Marie Hicks

 

Santa Monica Sunset by Marie Hicks

 

Water Lilies in Kauai by Marie Hicks

 

Rain Drenched Blue Lotus in Grand Cayman by Marie Hicks

 

Lilies Grow Among the Thorns by Marie Hicks

 

Fishy Wishes by Marie Hicks

 

Pensacola Sunset after the Storm by Marie Hicks

 

White Butterfly Iris by Marie Hicks

 

Sunlit Waves - Kauai Dawn by Marie Hicks

 

Picture Perfect Haena Beach by Marie Hicks

 

Heavenly Haena Beach by Marie Hicks

 

Lumahai Beach Sunset by Marie Hicks

 

Haena Beach Haven by Marie Hicks

 

Water Lily Pond by Marie Hicks

 

Water Lily Garden by Marie Hicks

 

Consider the Lilies by Marie Hicks

 

Purple Iris in Morning Dew by Marie Hicks

 

Great Blue Heron in Flight by Marie Hicks

 

Cloud Watching - Santa Barbara Pier by Marie Hicks

 

Santa Barbara Spring by Marie Hicks

 

Rainbow Beach Path 1 by Marie Hicks

 

Rainbow Beach Path 2 by Marie Hicks

 

Sunlit Roses by Marie Hicks

 

Peace Rose by Marie Hicks

 

Tulips Smiling by Marie Hicks

 

Black Swan by Marie Hicks

 

Sand Dunes Beach Path by Marie Hicks