applebee gallery
macmurray college

Current Exhibition

Mary Lou Hicks '67
Seeing the Light
September 28 - October 31, 2015

Artist's Biography

'Sunflowers in Bloom' by Mary Lou Hicks.

Mary Lou Hicks is a MacMurray graduate, '67, and a longstanding member of the Committee on the MacMurray Art Collection. The exhibit, entitled "Seeing the Light," will feature her pastel paintings.

In 1974, she got her MA in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois Springfield. After retiring from a professional career in the field of mental health, where she specialized in working with children, she began traveling and refocused her attention on painting. She resumed her artistic training through private tutoring and workshops with nationally acclaimed instructors. She works primarily in pastels, pure pigment. Her work has been shown at exhibitions and juried shows in Illinois and Florida. She finds a constant source of inspiration in the landscape around her, either locally or in her travels.

She is a member of the art leagues in the midwest and southeast including the Springfield Art Association, Illinois Prairie Pastel Society, Sanibel Captiva Art League, and Southwest Florida Pastel Society.