Best known for creating airy watercolors and deft ink sketches, Fickett, a native New Englander, spent more than 35 years preserving Greensboro sights: iconic businesses, churches, college campuses, and other landmarks. She drew and painted wherever she went — the North Carolina coast, the Piedmont, the mountains — as well as Bermuda, a favorite vacation spot; the rocky coast of Maine, her native state; and the architecture-rich streets of Boston, where she first worked as an advertising illustrator.
Fickett returned to Maine in 2014, and hundreds of her works were stored in Greensboro for safekeeping. She died at age 89 on March 26, 2020. The Center for Visual Artists will use proceeds from the exhibit to establish a plein air painting class in Fickett’s memory.
Maggie Fickett and her work were featured in many print and online articles, including: