Paintings by Cheryl Hicks seen at The Monticello Hotel, Longview, WA, Longview - Smokin’

Smokin’

This whimsical, brightly colored portrait features James Dean smoking on the hood of his car which just happens to be parked at the local high school. It measures 30" x 40" and is painted on pages from Edna Ferber’s classic novel, Giant.

Meet the Creator

Much of my art borrows from the theory of pointillism and the digital effects of photographic half-toning. And it is very much a product of pop culture. I am also a writer and love to play around with text in my images. I am working on an ongoing series titled, “I Just Don’t Read Like I Used To,” in which I cut up books and use the text to make a statement about how technology has impacted our relationship with books.

My text strip collages are pure experimentation. I love starting something new, generating a set of rules, breaking the rules, and moving beyond what I originally expected would happen.”

Available for commission/custom work