Born 1960 in Chicago Illinois. Lives and works in the greater Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania.

Sharon Bloomfield Hicks holds a BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art and an MS in occupational therapy from Philadelphia University. Early in her career, she completed an apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and exhibited her work as a member at Third Street Gallery. She served as Personal Secretary to Violette de Mazia at the Barnes Foundation, completed in-depth studies of the Barnes collection and went on to become the first Education Coordinator at the Violette de Mazia Trust.


An interest in ways of seeing in art and life led Hicks to work as a vision therapist and then immersion in the healing arts. Drawing connections between the healing arts and art, Hicks taught Meditate and Create classes at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and other venues. During her twelve-year career as a neurological occupational therapist, she specialized in vision rehab, taught yoga to people with Parkinson’s disease and began ongoing research investigating the experience of non-curative healing. Along with her art practice, she currently provides holistic wellness care.


Hicks has maintained a painting practice for close to four decades. With a studio at Norristown Arts Building for many years, she regularly exhibits her paintings at NAB's Pagus Gallery. Works by Hicks have been included in shows at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,  and Nexus Foundation among other locations. She is expecting a solo exhibition at DaVinci Art Alliance in 2022.