Born and raised in Louisiana, Colorado-based artist Amy Dixon studied studio art and painting at the Newcomb College of Tulane University, and completed her post-graduate studies at Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy. In addition, she has taken masters classes with Kim English in Denver, as well as participated in workshops by Wolf Kahn in New York. Her work has twice been featured on the front cover of The Aspen Times, and the February/March 2014 edition of Traditional Home. In addition, Dixon has published two books with Pelican Publishing Co, "The Cajun Night After Christmas," and "Whose Tripping Under My Bridge?"
Dixon approaches painting much as she does her life: intuitively with free expression.
“My passion is painting. It’s in my DNA. The process of painting, defining and redefining my voice on the canvas has been an intuitive and authentic journey for 35 years working professionally as an artist…and counting. Direct observation of everyday life and a simple awareness of the world around me fuel ideas that “poof” into my head and then translate to the canvas. Inspiration and energy and friendships are endless and for this I am grateful. Whether the art is a loose representation of an actual object or an idea that connects with the soul…color, form, mood, light, music, conversation, dreams and travel… all are an integral part of the dialogue with my paints and the canvas. I am a firm believer that in order to be a successful abstract painter, one must have the underlying draftsmanship of drawing. Concepts are a fine balance of push and pull, color and light, exploration and letting go of fear and often times putting myself out of my comfort zone as a mode of impulsive growth. We cannot be anyone other than who we are and God is always ever present & a vast amount of spirit guides.” - Amy Dixon
"The reaction and acceptance to Amy's work has been amazing. Our clients are completely mesmerized, drawn in and ultimately fall in love with the beautiful spirit of these works, and with Amy herself. Amy's work is sophisticated and filled with some kind of hard to describe, sublime energy that just translates straight to the heart. I've never seen anything like it. Men love her paintings as well as women. The only way to understand "it" is to see her work in person." - Karen Hewitt Hagan, owner of Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio