Born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana, Dixon now lives in Denver, Colorado with her 3 children and chocolate lab. 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 fuel 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. 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 rouler...that is, let the good times roll on the canvas! ...and she does.
Amy Dixon received her BA in Studio Art from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She also studied at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy and participated in workshops with artists Wolf Kahn and Kim English. Along with her painting, she has published two books with Pelican Publishing Co. Her work can be found in many corporate and private collections.