My work is inspired by times spent travelling our great landscape and finding the pure and raw beauty in the natural elements of the landscape that exist every day. The sun rising and setting, the shape and form of the land, the warmth and colour of the light at various times of the day and how this translates onto the landscape. I am in awe of nature and tend to be drawn to the calm and the restful, which I endeavour to capture in my work.
Dinah Dixon is an Australian emerging visual artist who loves to explore and paint the landscapes of her travels, capturing the warmth and colour of the light at various times of the day, creating joy and nostaglia for her viewers.
Having lived in Brisbane since the early 1990's, Dinah grew up in country Queensland in the 70's, with an early appreciation for nature and the land. Her school years were spent in Toowoomba during the 80's and her family still resides in the area.
After having children, Dinah undertook art classes for around 5 years and entered various group exhibitions until holding her first solo exhibition in early 2021.
She paints from her home studio in acrylics and oils, inspired by her en-plein air recordings of colour and brushmarks. Being still in nature brings her peace and going on travel explorations whether local or afar that allow her to discover new places and reconnect with old brings her joy of which she has a yearning to recreate with paint to share with her viewers.
I took painting and drawing classes with Priscilla Jean for several years and have attended workshops with John Corby, Colley Whisson & Jo Bertini, though many Australian Landscape Artists inspire me. En plein air is my favourite way to capture the bold colours seen with the naked eye that are not as evident in photos with organic brushstrokes and mark making. I find being in the landscape itself, absorbing all that is in that moment has really influenced and energised the way I paint.
2021 The Collective Store, Wynnum
2022 Exhibition des Beaux Arts - Stuartholme College
2022 Locale Art Co Gallery, Cooparoo 'Opening Exhibition'
2022 Tower Art Show, Marist College, Ashgrove
2022 Art for Floods Fundraiser, Brisbane
2022 Toowoomba Grammar Art Show
2021 Art of Whiskey Exhibition, Wynnum Fringe Festival
2021 Downlands Art Exhibition
2021 Aspire Gallery, Red Hill 'Stand Still'
2015 Aspire Gallery, Red Hill 'Floral'
2015 Aspire Gallery, Red Hill 'Foot Square'
2013 Redlands Art Gallery 'In Focus'
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