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
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
during the 30s and
40s. I paint places to
explore rather than ‘things to look at.’ You’re
to join me.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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.
also find Dixie’s paintings in the public
corporate collections of Mary Reynolds
Babcock Foundation, Southport Municipal
S. Coast Guard Academy,
Rachel Maxwell Moore Collection,
Art Center, Z. Smith Reynolds
Statesville Museum of Arts and
Integon Corporation, Reynolds Industries,
Duke University Hospital,
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
View and purchase Dixie's most
recent works at her studio in Frisco or at shows and fine area
galleries (see link, "Shows & Galleries").