Franky A. Hicks, a native of Dennison Texas, grew up as a Military Dependant and an active duty soldier experiencing the many artistic environments: his mother love to paint in her many spare moments while raising her children. With the encouragement of friends, his parents, Franky has managed to turn his love for the arts from being a hobby to a possible successful career. Franky had many types artist technique throughout his years of growing up as a Military Dependant and his Active duty service until his retirement of Military Service with the U.S. Army 1974-1994 Franky attended a course with ICU for Master Arts and completed successful at the top of his class where he graduated with honors in 1998. Franky retired at Fort Benning outside of Columbus Georgia, and continue his hobbies where he fine tuning his artwork as professional artist. He is known for some of his artwork in some parts of Germany, Korea, and throughout some areas of the United States. His strong interest is in the human figure and various different types of Mediums. Franky feature in the star & stripes in Hohenfels, Germany with an art piece done in an Indian Ink Medium and presenting it to the Mayor of the city for his birthday. Franky was also featured in the Bayonet-Saber July 9, 2014 for creating the art piece "Capture of freedom" from clay board (scratchboard) and donated the artwork to the Hampton Inn Columbus/South-Fort Benning. Franky said he selected the location due to the number of soldiers and family members who stay at the hotel for weekly graduations and would see and appreciates the piece. Franky who has made sketches of Colin Powell, Dale Earnhardt, the Vietnam Wall, Richard Nixon, Old Man River and the Princess Diana holding a child in south Africa, has some of his work displayed in his facebook page, the Franky Hicks Art Gallery. For those who want to see "Capture of Freedom" for themselves, visit the Hampton-Inn Columbus/South-Fort Benning. The artwork is kept over the fireplace in the breakfast dining area. In Franky’s, art “One sees truly admirable craft, displays of gentle beauty and heart.” It has been described as “energetic, “captivating and a breathtaking compassion to the many style of various medium’s he tackle”. Franky is now a member of the fine art America and you can go to fineartamerica.com to view some of his work. You can also review a piece of his art work called the "Call of the American Natives" located at the "Columbus Black History Museum and Archives" in Columbus Georgia.