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

I am transported by the beauty I see in life—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. Delicate illumination is a visual goal I try to achieve through the exploration of value and color. I use mid-tones and muted colors and layer them with highlights and shadows as I try to achieve something glowing and emotive. 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 stirs the senses, something evocative.


Selected Exhibitions         
2018 Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, January All Media Membership Show, Honorable Mention, “Resolute Youth”
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, 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”
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”
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”
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”
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
The Art League School, Rob Liberace Workshop, 2017
The Art League School, Studied under Danni Dawson and Kurt Schwarz, 2008/09
University of Maryland, B.A. Advertising and Design, 1994
New York Institute of Photography, 1990
Northern Virginia Community College, A.A. in Fine Arts, 1988
The Art League, Alexandria, VA
Loudoun Arts Council, Loudoun County, VA
VA Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA
Portrait Society of America