Amy Dixon

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Amy  Dixon Pomegranates Alla Prima
NEW -- Pomegranates Alla Prima
24 x 24 in
$ 2,800
Amy  Dixon Antique Hunting
Antique Hunting
16 x 12 in
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Amy  Dixon Dinner Party
Dinner Party
16 x 12 in
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Amy  Dixon NEW  Twist
Twist
36 x 36 in
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Amy  Dixon Wine White
Wine White
36 x 18 in
$ 3,000
Amy  Dixon Oysters Organic
Oysters Organic
12 x 24 in
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Amy  Dixon

Amy Dixon

Amy Dixon Biography

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.

 "Anything is possible if the art spirit is right." 
 
Direct observation of everyday life and a keen sense of what will work on canvas fuels her passion for exploring fresh subjects as well as revisiting old favorites. The work is about color, immediacy and an intuitive response to the world around her.
 
“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
 
Inspiration is drawn from paying attention to the moment and recognizing ideas that connect with the soul...color, form, mood, light, music, conversation, dreams. Dixon's personal journey challenges her to investigate peace, harmony, chaos, fears, stress and laughter of the day... to reveal and paint in response to this LIFE and all its complexities. Going back to her Louisiana roots and the familiar "laissez le bon temps roule"...that is, "let the good times roll" on the canvas! ...and she does. 
 
Extensive travels contribute to her never ending courage to explore new ideas and concepts. We have enjoyed Amy's body of work, a mixture of abstract and creative still lifes, and now we are delighted to introduce a new series of work for this special exhibition. 
 
Inspired by the energy conveyed through paint manipulation and bold confidence, "Unbridled" serves to harness the emotion she has towards life. Dixon's reactive brush strokes bring a new sense of life to the subject matter, which is even further amplified by her vibrant color palate.
 
Amy creates a particular dialogue with the viewer as her work embraces the uncertainties life has to offer and an inquisitive eye. In order to create movement in her work, she focuses on living in the present moment and following her creative impulses as she encounters them. 
 
This new abstract series are can take you anywhere you want to be. The pure expression conveys joy to the viewer and her connection to the abundance of soulful thoughts this artist strives to control and release on the canvas. 
 
Layers of life layers of paint, layers of experimentation and the underlying element that one must be a draftsman to truly produce an abstract painting of merit.  And the best is yet to come.
 
  • Born: 1959, Louisiana.
  • Newcomb College of Tulane University, 1981. B.A. Studio Art & Painting.
  • Post-graduate Study, Studio Arts Center International, 1981-82. Florence, Italy.
  • Studied in workshops with Wolf Kahn (New York).
  • Workshop and classes with Kim English (Denver).
  • Dixon has also published 2 books with Pelican Publishing Co.  The Cajun Night After Christmas by Amy Dixon and Jenny Moss. Illustrations by James Rice.
    • Who's That tripping Over My Bridge? by Coleen Salley. Illustrations by Amy Dixon
  • One of her pieces has just recently been featured in the Feb./March 2014 issue of Traditional Home  

"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

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