Paul Dixon's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
Abstracted And Expressionless in Whitby
I like this view through the cafe window looking up at the abbey monastery on the cliff top above the old town of Whitby in North Yorkshire. It gave me the opportunity to incorporate a still-life, people and landscape and to try and tell a little story all in one go. Have the people outside just finished the meal inside? If so, why are they going in different directions or are they together at all? The idea for the title came from the young lady in the Mondrian style dress and the man with a faraway look on his face, and I set it in Whitby as it is one of my favourite places. It is painted in oils on a deep box canvas with the painting continuing around the sides so no framing is required.
Flowers By The Window
In The Meadows
Whilst glancing at a painting of the Rialto Bridge in Venice, I was struck by the similarity between the bridge arches and the headwear of the Statue of Liberty that led me to attempt a combination of the two into one surreal image. Having completed the painting I found out that the two do come together in of all places Las Vegas Nevada, which suggested the title "In the meadows". Las Vegas being the Spanish for the meadows. It is painted in oils on canvas and is ready for you to frame to your tastes.
In this painting I tried to approach the subject of a traditional still life in a slightly different manner by arranging the elements in an unusual way to try and inject a bit of life into what can be a somewhat tired format. It is painted in oils on canvas and is ready for you to frame to your tastes.
Square In Provence
Foxgloves At Sedbusk
As I walked up the road to the tiny village of Sedbusk near Hawes in Wensleydale, I came across a grassy bank just where the road turns that was covered in Foxgloves. It caught my imagination and I just had to capture it. It is painted in oils on a deep box canvas, with the painting continuing around the sides so no framing is required.