Featured Artist of the Month:
By Betsy Hecht Cramb
Lois Dixon is this month’s featured artist.
We are pleased to introduce you to her philosophy and practice of art.
She says her paintings are usually “earthy,” although the motivation to sit down and paint comes from a higher source than herself. Lois learned design rules early and tries to incorporate them into her work. She describes herself as an artist who paints from her heart to her hand.
Lois started her painting career doing tole painting in oil on wood, tin, and anything that wasn’t moving! In recent years, she has been painting in acrylics and alcohol inks on Yupo.
She also likes doing collages with handmade papers and Japanese rice papers on paper or on canvas.
While she had no formal training other than workshops with some of her favorite artists, Lois paints with talent and true grace. She says Edgar A. Whitney influenced her whole life. “Besides giving me a great start with my knowledge of design, he made me want to paint for others as well as myself.”
You can appreciate Lois’ work here and see it online at http://www.studio1212.net/LoisDixon.htm.
You may also visit Studio 1212 in Clearwater and see Lois’ art up close and in person. The studio is located at 1405 Cleveland Street in Clearwater.
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