Amy Dixon is an Edmonton-based visual artist. Finding early inspiration in the mountain and ocean vistas of her childhood in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to natural beauty and place in her art. In 2009, Amy exchanged raging waters for vast prairie skies when she settled in Edmonton, Alberta. She has since been captivated by the yellows, blues, and pinks of Albertan summers as much as by the comforting stillness of frigid, untouched fields of snow. Her desire to express beauty has extended beyond Canada and her travels around the world have influenced much of her work. Working primarily in acrylic, Amy has showcased her abstract and landscape paintings locally and across Western Canada.
travel destination: Spain, Scotland, Italy, Montenegro
colour to paint with: prussian blue, portrait pink
artists: Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Claude Monet, Lawren Harris, Henri Matisse, Yayoi Kusama, Frida Kahlo
My paintings are a reflection of my changing surroundings, the memories tied to points near and far, and the whimsy of places real and imagined, all of it an escape from the everyday.
I’m inspired by nature—vast landscapes, colourful gardens, looming mountains—and compelled to create by the colours found in textiles, graphic design, and fashion.
I work intuitively with colour and texture in unexpected ways to bring to life the emotional response a setting has stirred in me. My work seeks to capture the essence of a landscape, stylizing it and abstracting it to make it my own through the use of colour, repetition, texture, and pattern.