Thea Hickling is a contemporary artist based in Norfolk. Her work is inspired by her travels and created from memory as well as everyday experiences. Her main focus is the environment around us and our perspective on it as an observer and participant.
Her work is predominantly exploring large skies, clouds, horizons and seas that the diverse Norfolk coastline and the arable farmland have to offer. She walks in the countryside daily and paints plain air and from one of her studios in mid rural Norfolk Thea studied BA Honours Drawing at Falmouth School of Art, and specialises in drawing of various conventions. As a self-taught painter, she often uses drawing and painting combined to convey new and dynamic visual languages.
She has recently had work published for Royal Kew Gardens, London and her drawings and paintings have been used for various mediums including album covers and fashion design.
Now as a professional artist, focusing on her journey with painting, her artworks depict simply our relationship with a place, stillness and motion in large abstract seascapes and landscapes in oil paint and mixed media on canvas. Previous exhibitions have been in group and joint shows in London, Norfolk, Isles of Scilly and Cornwall. Her world is held in private collections worldwide. Thea is also a member of the well-established ‘Norwich 20 Group’.