Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center Featured Artist: Jennifer Hicks
Jennifer Hicks, a proud Chickasaw citizen, specializes in the use of watercolor and ink, often incorporating hand-beaded elements that lend her pieces a striking multi-dimensional quality. Her creative process is characterized by meticulous attention to detail, occasionally involving the application of watercolor to paper one droplet at a time.
“I generally classify my art as ‘slow art’ due to the time invested in each piece. I never get in a hurry, and most of the pieces may take more than 100 hours to complete,” said Hicks. “The slow process is important as it allows time for reflection on the history and meaning of the painting and how to best communicate and make art that others will connect with.”
The art in this exhibition displays Hicks’ use of mixed art mediums to create depth in her works.
“Many of the pieces are sculptural in nature in that the artwork is often two or three separate pieces that are layered and specially mounted to provide a dimensional effect,” Hicks said.
Hicks lives in Bartlesville, Okla., and works full-time as an artist. A self-taught artist, Hicks has won several awards including second place at the 2022 Artesian Art Market in the 2D Mixed Media category and third place in the same category at the 2022 Cherokee Art Market.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.