Aidan Hickey studied painting at the National College of Art, English and History at UCD, and Film-making at Hornsey College of Art.

During a long career in Animation he made TV series and short-films, receiving awards at various international festivals. In 2005 he wrote and directed The Boy Who Had No Story, winning the IFTA prizes for Best Animation and Best Children’s Film.

In recent years he has concentrated on painting. His work is comprised of portraits, narrative paintings and still life. This involves an ongoing study of classical painting and of the innovative work of 20th century painters. His current project is based on images from Joyce’s Ulysses.

Aidan is President of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club.

He exhibits at Green Acres Gallery in Wexford and with the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club. His portrait of Bram Stoker  hangs in  the  Dublin Writers Museum and his portrait of Colm Toibín, acquired by Wexford County Council,  hangs in Enniscorthy Library.