Keith Wicks

Biography

A masterful painter with the soul of an old master, Keith Wicks is able to capture the essence of the moment with a clarity and intensity rarely seen in contemporary works today. Through a technique all his own, he has developed the unique ability to harness the purity and energy of light, even when it’s dancing in the shadows.

An artist member of the California Art Club, Keith Wicks’ award winning paintings, which have been jury selected for such prestigious events as the 92nd Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History and the renown Sausalito Art Festival, have been showcased in various galleries throughout San Francisco. His artwork has also been featured in promotional materials for the celebrated Sonoma Valley Arts Alliance’s “Salute to the Arts” and the Sonoma Valley Film Festival, and he has been the artist of choice for all the promotional materialsand posters for the American Heart Association for several years running. Recently featured in the American Artists Magazine, Keith Wicks’ paintings can be found in a number of celebrity/private collections, as well as public collections, such as the Westin St. Francis Hotel and the Renaissance Hotel.

With over thirty years experience, Keith has devoted much of his time to teaching art at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and various charities which promote art education in public schools. As founding member of the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the role of art education, Keith donates his time and paintings to various efforts, such as the Ronnie Lott Foundation’s “All Stars Helping Kids” and the Sonoma Valley Film Festival, where his works are auctioned for charity.

After many successful years as a commercial artist in the Bay Area, Keith Wicks now lives in Sonoma, California, where he devotes full-time to fine art. Always moving forward, always looking for that split second of light, for that intensity of color, Keith paints on location, under the vast Sonoma sky or in his Sonoma studio. Working primarily in oils, Keith Wicks masterfully preserves that precise and awe inspiring instant when you behold a thing of beauty for the first time.

 

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