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 more saturated colors 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 subtly stirs the senses, something evocative.

Selected Exhibitions 
2018 Art League Gallery, Alexandria VA, October Self-Portrait Exhibit Best in Show, “Viewfinder”
2018 ArtSpace Herndon, 10thAnnual Expressions Portrait Competition Finalist
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 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, 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”
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

​2018 Elan Magazine, March Issue, "A Spiritural Path"  by Joe Motheral
The Art League School, various classes and workshops
University of Maryland, B.A. Advertising and Design, 1994
New York Institute of Photography, 1990

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