Clive Hicks-Jenkins was born in Newport in 1951 and educated in Theatre Studies at the Italia Conti School. He currently lives in mid Wales. His painting has been critically praised in The Independent, Modern Painters, Galleries and Art Review. Shelagh Hourahane, in Planet, has called him ‘an inspiring and masterly painter’, and Robert Macdonald described his work as, ‘One of the most powerful series of paintings and drawings produced in Wales in recent times’. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales Aberystwyth School of Art and has been a guest tutor in drawing at the Royal College of Art.

Hicks-Jenkins was the winner of the Gulbenkian Welsh Art Prize in 1999 and a recipient of a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales in 2002. He has had exhibitions at Christ Church Picture Gallery in Oxford, The Museum of Modern Art Wales, Newport Museum & Art Gallery and Brecknock Museum. He is a member of  The Welsh Group, 56 Group Wales and is a Royal Cambrian Academician. His paintings, prints and artists’ books are in many public collections in the UK and the USA.