Dixie Burrus Browning
Browning Studios of Hatteras Island


    My background includes numerous art classes but not     one single watercolor class so no one ever told me,           “You can’t do this” or “You must always do this.”         That frees me to paint the things that appeal to me         without worrying about technique.  Now I paint mostly     the things that haven’t changed since I grew up in         Hatteras during the 30s and 40s.  I paint places to         explore rather than ‘things to look at.’  You’re invited     to join me.


An award-winning painter, juror, teacher, and illustrator, Dixie has been active in art for many years.  Co-founder and first president of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, she has participated in numerous group- and one-woman shows, as well as regional and national juried shows.  Dixie's works are included in many private collections such as those of author Nora Roberts and actor Andy Griffith. 

    You’ll also find Dixie’s paintings in the public     and corporate collections of Mary Reynolds         Babcock Foundation, Southport Municipal             Collection, U. S. Coast Guard Academy,             Rachel Maxwell Moore Collection, Greenville     Art Center, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation,         Statesville Museum of Arts and Science,             Integon Corporation, Reynolds Industries,             Duke University Hospital, Duke Medical             Center, BarclaysAmerican, Corporation, Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, North Carolina National Bank, Brundage, Story and Rose, and Bowman Gray School of Medicine.
Author of more than 100 published novels,  Dixie illustrated North Carolina Parade (Walser & Street, UNC Press) and contributed to Drawing and Painting the Natural Environment by Barclay Sheaks.  She wrote the foreword for an edition
of Artists/USA as well as a weekly column on
art for the Suburbanite, in Winston-Salem, NC. 
In addition, she participated in a demonstration
of the use of acrylics as watercolor for Hunt Mfg. Company.

Dixie is a member of the Dare County Arts Council and the Hatteras Island Art and Craft Guild as well as a lifetime member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. 

View and purchase Dixie's most recent works at her studio in Frisco or at shows and fine area galleries (see link, "Shows & Galleries").