Welcome to my Blog. My adventure in 21st century. - Melanie Hickerson

Monday, March 1, 2021


 So much music and dancing in my life! Family members who danced and made music in this grand universe. What a gift! I want there to be music in my images, too. Rhythm, movement and feelings.




GIRL FRIENDS, 16" x 20"

 We can't choose family as the saying goes. We can choose our friends. If one has lots of family to choose from then one can choose amongst them. Sort of edit to just the ones that work out for you, I mean family, we know so well.

This painting is named GIRLFRIENDS but there is definitely family in the mix,

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 Barton Springs in Austin Texas gave rise to an organization to fight the developers and keep the pool and park alive and well. They have a storied past, those springs in this parched land. Save Our Springs, known as S.O.S., has fought to save the spring water and thus the environment around the springs.

detail from ON LOAN, 14" x 50"

Friday, February 12, 2021


 Early morning, with hot tea, I sneak up on myself in the studio. A studio in the home can mean that nothing gets done. The time captured in a studio away, separated from bills and meals bolster many. But I like to sneak up on myself. Before the day hits. 


What a mess!


Monday, November 16, 2020

Geraldine's Place at the Austin Studio Tour

 Art84.org is having

Two Special Events on Zoom:

1: Geraldine’s Place: On the Path to a Virtual Mobile Home
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020  5 pm

 The Life and Times of Geraldine Hickerson
Thursday, Nov 19, 2020  5 pm

Go to their website and register to attend these events. 

After Rousseau by Geraldine Hickerson

 This is a painting from one of the walls of Geraldine's mobile home. It's destroyed, now. Just photographs and bits left

Wednesday, January 29, 2020


This painting has been accepted into an exhibit scheduled for this summer at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island NY just a hop skip and a jump from the ferry to Manhattan!!!  Hooray!!   It is going to be a feminist them exhibit titled DON'T SHUT UP!" This painting I named "ME, TOO" in honor of the recent upsurge in people objecting to being objectified!

The exhibit DON'T SHUT UP got postponed by the pandemic until the fall of 2021. There is an online version of the exhibit that is quite beautiful and striking/startling.


#MeToo #NeverthelessShePersisted #DontShutUp #TimesUp


Friday, January 10, 2020

That's the title of my one person exhibit at the Dougherty Art Center.

 It is a big space. The building used to be a military recruiting center. It is scheduled for major renovation in the next year or so. I'm glad I got to exhibit in this incarnation of the building. "Retro style" fits my artwork. 

This newly completed painting is 60 inches tall!