Christine Dixon art
​​​  ​Christine Angelotta Dixon Fine Art​​

I am transported by the visually sublime. There is so much to admire in the natural world and I believe we were created to share the joy of complementing it. I think that is why I am drawn to realism. 
I work with the figure and still life predominantly using classical painting techniques. Delicate illumination is a visual goal I try to achieve through the exploration of value and color. Brighter colors values are usually layered over mid-tones and muted colors as I try to achieve something glowing with subtle emotion. Before I begin it is important to find just the right lighting for the images I envision. I take many reference photos and work from them as well as from live models and set-ups.

Occasionally, I try to inject an idea behind what I depict as I have discovered creating art can be a spiritual journey. Most often though, my goal is to simply render something that subtly stirs the senses, something evocative.

Selected Exhibitions 

2019 VMRC Annual Juried Exhibition, Harrisonburg, VA, Finalist, jurors - Cyndi Gusler, Eric Kniss, Deitrick Maune 
2019 MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Works on Paper Exhibit, Juror's Choice Award, juror - Greg Jecmen 
2018 Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, Petite December Exhibit
2018 Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, November Open Exhibit
2018 Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, October Self-Portrait Exhibit, Best of Show, juror - M. Stephen Doherty 
2018 ArtSpace Herndon, 10thAnnual Expressions Portrait Competition Finalist, juror - Jill Banks
2018 National Institute of Health, Bethesda Maryland, July-September, Solo Exhibit in East Alcove Gallery, Still Life Selection
2018 FCCA, Fredericksburg VA, June Solo Exhibit, “Natural World-A Selection of Portraiture and Still Life Paintings”
2018 Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, January Open Exhibit, Honorable Mention, “Resolute Youth”, juror Ephriam Rubenstein
2017 Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, December All Media Membership Show and Petite December show
2017 ArtSpace Herndon, 9thAnnual Expressions Portrait Exhibit
2017 Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, September, Mark Exhibit
2017 Visit Loudoun, Visitor’s Center, Leesburg VA, June Solo Exhibit, “The Little Things in Life”
2017 Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, Charlottesville VA, 26th Annual Exhibit
2017 FCCA, Fredericksburg VA, July, Color & Light
2017 Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, July all-media Honorable Mention, “Before the Breakthrough” juror Lucila Biscione
2017 Tryst Gallery, Leesburg VA, As You Like It
2017 FCCA, Fredericksburg VA, March, For and About Women
2016 Art league Gallery, Alexandria VA, December, Mini Max Honorable Mention, “Mini Miss” juror Susan Ashworth
2016 FCCA Fredericksburg VA, December, Power of the Small
2016 FCCA Fredericksburg VA, September, Faces and Figures  
2016 FCCA Fredericksburg VA, August Regional Exhibit, 3rd Place Award, “Still Life with Scottish Pitcher” juror Carol Iglesias
2016 The Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, March All media
2015 FCCA Fredericksburg VA, Power of the Small Exhibit, Honorable Mention, “X Marks the Spot” juror Diego Sanchez
2015 Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, January, April, June, September, All Media Membership Shows
2014 Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, May All Media Membership Show
2013 Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, Body Language Exhibit

​2018 Elan Magazine, March Issue, "A Spiritural Path" Joe Motheral
The Art League School, various classes and workshops
University of Maryland, B.A. Advertising and Design, 1994
New York Institute of Photography Correspondance Courses

The Art League, Alexandria, VA
Loudoun Arts Council, Loudoun County, VA
Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA
Portrait Society of America