high tide and low tide in great britain. photographs by michael marten
Originally from Iowa, Rex Hicks moved to Quincy where he has just started delving into the art scene. After some design work experience, he decided to take a stab at painting. With very little knowledge of how to paint in any traditional styling, Rex thought the best thing to try on was a printed out photograph. The result is unexpected: through creative lighting, unexpected color combinations and an obvious comfort with experimentation, Rex combines physical and digital mediums to exude expression of his sometimes brooding, always thoughtful themes. (cf. interview with artist by thelocalq) Please visit artist’s Flickrs or follow his Tumblr for more work and inspiration.