On Dixon's 40th birthday his father finally agreed that he was old enough to inherit his grandfather's wood chisels and pen knives. Dixon had been woodworking for 20 years by then! None-the-less grateful, Dixon was off in another direction with an expanded artistic horizon.
Dixon begins with unique wood constructions that are assembled piece by piece. The structures are primed, smoothed and finished with oil paint to provide viewers a refreshingly new art experience.
This digital scene of "Creek Street" in Ketchikan, Alaska, was developed from a photograph taken during a fairly heavy rain storm. The rain, of course, was quite evident in the original photo. Working on the computer using Photoshop, Dixon discovered a technique for removing all traces of the rain. The result blossomed as a "digital painting" and became a new direction formally of his future works.
Dixon is an oil painter. He works in wood, carves and builds furniture. He uses his camera and computer to create photo-digital art. He has an engineering degree from Union College and has done graduate study in fine arts at Yale School of Art and Architecture.
Found objects receive a new life as they are worked into complicated and often time surprising art themes.