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Timothy David Dixon - Kenwood Color
Timothy David Dixon - River Barn
Timothy David Dixon - Kenwood Mystique
Timothy David Dixon - Summer Refreshment
Timothy David Dixon - Kenwood Vineyards Winery
Timothy David Dixon - Sonoma Creek #2
Timothy David Dixon - Patriarch
Timothy David Dixon - Local Color
Timothy David Dixon - Coastal Color
Timothy David Dixon - Ridge View
Timothy David Dixon - Mayacamus Glimpse
Timothy David Dixon - Warm Springs Gold
ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO http://tddixon.com/about
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by American
landscape painter Timothy David Dixon (born 1947, in San Francisco, California).
Timothy David Dixon was born in the first hour of Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947 at Children's Hospital in San Francisco, California to parents, Eugene Francis Dixon and Thelma Pollyanna Dixon of Wichita and Parsons, Kansas respectively. He was taken to all the Museums and public exhibitions in the Bay area on family excursions. His mother was quoted as saying, "He started drawing the same time he began to walk and talk."
His first painting experience came at the sit-down easel in kindergarten on newsprint paper with tempera paints. He remembers his teacher telling his mother that he showed remarkable talent in his first attempts with colors.
Only learning much later that he had attention disorder problems, he did not do well in school. His attention was on the other students or on drawing, instead of the lesson of the moment. He drew cars mostly in grade school, selling the pencil renderings to his classmates for nickles and dimes to buy candy with. Timothy continued to draw
at every opportunity.
His family encouraged him with gifts of watercolors and prismacolor pencils. He became adept at technical illustration at an early age and did his older sister's biology illustrations for her senior class report at ten years of age. He began drawing portraits at eleven and began to paint en plein air (outside on location) with both oils and acrylics at twelve. His Mother, who was his benefactor, and supplier of his art supplies told him that he had to choose between them as he was using them up at a rapid rate. He chose to continue with oils, and leave the acrylics behind.
Leaving home at fifteen to escape problems in the Petaluma School system, he hitchhiked to Sparks, Nevada and lived with his older cousin John Dwyer for a number of months while he attempted to regain his academic foothold at Sparks High. He earned the admiration of the Art teacher and was up for a scholarship at Nevada U. before he had a falling out with John and was taken back to Petaluma. He did not re-enter Petaluma High school, but
chose to go to work and pay his parents rent to stay in their house in
Starting out drawing on old army jackets with felt-tipped pens and spray cans of florescent colors he acquired an airbrush and painted caricatures of people in their cars on T-shirts and sweatshirts atthe Sonoma-Marin Fair for two years before he left home again to go live and paint on the Mendocino coast. At seventeen he opened a small sandal shop in Santa Rosa, CA behind the
local coffee house called the Apex Bookstore. Timothy continued painting off and on as he continued to earn money designing and manufacturing various items made from leather, and doing custom-made sandals.
At 18 he moved to Fort Bragg on the Mendocino Coast, then to Mendocino City and Caspar, painting and playing music with the locals at the Coast Gallery. At 19 he moved to Big Sur, then Monterrey and the Art community at Pacific Grove, and then to San Francisco. He began making connections with the Hip scene there and started doing handbills for a music club called The
Matrix. He was also commissioned to do the sign of Libra for a zodiac poster series that was distributed internationally. At 21 years he began doing poster designs for Golden Star Productions
based in Santa Rosa, CA while they toured big name R&R groups of that era, which included names like: Steppenwolf, Jefferson Airplane, Iron Butterfly, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and many others.
Needing a break from commercial Art, he started doing Lapidary and
Silversmithing in the ways and style of the old Navajo, but uniquely his own designs. Following a girlfriend to England in 1976, he sketched, and visited museums there and in Scotland and France, where he spent two weeks each. Selling his small home in Glen Ellen, he moved to a Caretaking position in Timber Cove, CA, where he began to paint again in earnest. He continued painting the scenery of Sonoma County and eventually took work in a friend's sign shop in Santa Rosa to make ends meet.
Timothy began to garner awards at local juried shows, and in 1989 took a First Place in oils at the Bodega Bay Fishermen's Festival Art Show. In 1990 he got Best of Show at the Sonoma County Vintage Festival Art Show. In 1991 he was invited to be a stable artist at the Jessel Miller gallery in Napa, CA.
Never enrolling in any Art School, he just did his art as a means to
support his painting activities. Since then his works have been acquired by many and collected by some. His awards this year include a Second Place in the Marin Fair Plein Air, First Place in Vineyards and Best of Show at The Napa Town & Country Fair Professional juried art show.
The artist is represented by Jessel Miller in Napa, CA and Hand Goods in Occidental, CA. His work is also showing at Woodenhead Wines tasting room in Forestville, CA. And at Creekside Cafe in Boyes Springs, CA.
The current (October 2017) issue of the Sonoma County Gazette features two of his paintings as the cover art for their Art Month edition. His work is alsobeing featured in the front window display of Art & Soul art supplies on Main Street in Sebastopol, CA, until 10/10/17.
Timothy continues to draw pencil portraits from life at parties and special occasions, and do Demonstrations and teach oil painting.
He currently lives with his two Siamese/Tabby cats named Mana and Pua in an old 1940s bungalow near Glen Ellen, CA.
October 14, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Timothy David Dixon (Born 1947)
“If I just keep painting whatever seems to want to be done next, and I keep treating each project with the respect that comes with the experiences of decades spent studying color and painting, I will alway senjoy my life, and leave a great legacy of Art in my wake.”