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Hickey will exhibit watercolors at Art Fusion Galleries

The Camp Verde Journal of Camp Verde, Arizona

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Art Fusion Galleries presents the work of Alice Daena Hickey, a contemporary artist from Clarkdale.

Hickey was first represented by 5th Ave. Art Gallery in Scottsdale in 1962. Originally from St. Louis, Mo., she has studied art since the age of 5.

Her watercolors expand the boundaries with brilliant color and artistic style.

Her innovative style of layering subject matter and color lends her artwork an element of abstraction and dimension. Although her subject matter is representational, she also combines collage to accent her work, which allows the eye to focus on form, color and movement.

Her warm color palette of hues, such as pink, lavender and periwinkle, convey feelings of cheer and tranquility.

Hickey worked as a technical illustrator for Motorola in Phoenix and spent 10 years teaching watercolor, oil, acrylic, paining, drawing and technical illustration at Yavapai College in Prescott.

She has studied under artists such as Ron Macklin, where she learned isometric, diametric and trimetric drawing. At the age of 15, she was painting murals in homes in St. Louis. At 17, she was working as a professional artist for Vincent Price and Rembrandt studios in St. Louis, painting oil portraits.

Today, she paints volumes of watercolor on canvas along with making designs for fabric sold worldwide by Free Spirit Fabric.

She is also selling pottery paintings at Thomas Kinkade Gallery in Phoenix's Arrowhead Mall. Her subject matter varies from pottery to flowers and fish, and anything that has to do with nature.

By using black line to outline her work, Hickey juxtaposes the airy ambiance of her paintings and adds contrast. Her paintings have been exhibited and sold throughout the world.

Art Fusion Galleries, conceived in 2002, is located in Miami, Fla., and represents more than 800 artists.

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Original Publication Date: August 26, 2015

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