Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom
About Neil Dixon
I try to make the unnoticed notice-worthy. Inspiration comes from fleeting moments, glimpses of objects hidden in plain sight: an experience, a randomly generated narrative, a shattered piece of wood, the angle of a building, the shape of a wave. The world bombards my senses with more inspiration than I can ever hope to express. Returning to my art after two decades, I have learned the strength of variety and versatility, whilst retaining craft. How something is created – its process and its craft – is as vital to the finished piece as its motivation and subject. Drawing remains my primary focus. Its apparent limitations offer a purity and intimacy that brings artist and viewer closer in a way a painting rarely can. My abstract paintings are an extension of my drawing, incorporating many of the base techniques of mark-making, form, and tone, but with a more expressive and open focus. Continuing themes include solitude, isolation, and exclusion, particularly within - or reflecting the escape from - restless, bustling, cacophonous environments.
May 2015: selected as an associate member of the Society for Graphic Fine Arts (SGFA).
July 2017: York St Gallery (solo), Ramsgate, Kent
tbc 2017: SGFA Bankside (group), London
Oct 2016: DRAW16 (group), Menier Gallery, London (received the President's Award for "A Fearing")
July 2016: Black on White (group), Boscastle, Cornwall