May 2021: Hickory Mertsching

Hickory Mertsching is an oil painter concentrating in still lifes.  His painting tell a quiet contemplative story. “My medium of choice has always been oil paint, I find the modeling properties to be endless and timeless. My brushwork presentation ranges from forced illustrative techniques to loose impressionistic interpretation employing a limited palette with modest color schemes to create a harmonious picture plane. I also enjoy values.” Provincial influences and historical painting genres, such as Flemish still lifes are the inspiration for Hickory’s Paintings