Steven W. Sickles

Steven W. Sickles



I was delivered by an Admiral in February on the coast of California which makes me something of an Uber-Aquarian. My history began with parents who believed I was capable of great things without really knowing what form these things might take. I had even less idea. If they were hoping for a Louis Pasteur, they never mentioned it.

Given this amount of freedom to make my own choices, I went to Rhode Island College to major in Fine Art. No one mentioned how difficult it would be to live

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About My Work:

My abstract paintings are mostly acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas although I do experiment with reverse painting on glass. My work varies greatly in size from 16″ X 20″ to 4′ X 6′.

Inspiration comes from dreams, other artists’ work, books, and the physical world. It’s not uncommon to find me photographing a paint spill in a parking lot as an idea for a future painting.

Much of my work is visually textured. My palette is comprised of vivid colors. I mostly align myself with abstract expressionism but on occasion I’m inclined to paint a minimal piece.

Upcoming Events:

Saks 5th Avenue – third floor gallery – June 2023.

Pricing Information:

I try to keep my work reasonably priced. Much depends upon the venue and the commission percentage. Depending upon the size, my work can vary from $300 to $1,500.


B.A. from Rhode Island College. Fine Art major with a minor in Art History.


I currently have four paintings hanging in the Sheafer + King Modern gallery. I have the distinction of being the only living artist on display.

I had a one-man show at the Dryden Gallery in Providence.



I was awarded an individual artist grant in 2015.

Sophie Faught, a local jazz saxophonist, used 8 of my paintings as inspiration for a vinyl LP called ‘Three Muses’. She packaged prints of these paintings along with the record.