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LH012: Dixie Damron – The Wild Ride of her Painting Process!

"High Summer" oil painting by WNC artist Dixie Damron
“High Summer” 20×22″ oil painting by Western North Carolina artist Dixie Damron

Dixie Damron is an oil painter living and working in Marshall, North Carolina.  Her pieces are rich with imagery of the natural world, both landscape and plant forms.  She is inspired by the natural beauty of Western North Carolina, and when she moved here 11 years ago from a more urban environnment, Dixie familiarized herself with her rural surroundings by working from life outdoors.

Dixie now uses what she learned from her plein air work to create paintings mainly from imagination, starting with an idea or plan.  But when she abandons her plan, which she inevitably does, WATCH OUT!  That’s when the fun begins!

I think the gift of this interview is that Dixie gives us a genuine look at what it can be like inside the mind of an artist–how it actually feels while she is immersed in her work.  She tells the truth.  While she is painting, it’s not always a beautiful experience.  But she accepts every aspect as part of the creative process.

To connect with Dixie and see more of her work:

Highlights of this interview include:

  • Dixie taking us along for the wild ride that her painting process usually is
  • how she seeks to silence the inner critic
  • why she has consciously chosen not to support herself through her art

More of Dixie’s work:

"No Swimming" oil painting by Asheville area artist Dixie Damron
“No Swimming” 9×12″ oil painting by WNC artist Dixie Damron
"Sun Daze" oil painting by WNC artist Dixie Damron
“Sun Daze” 8×10″ oil painting by WNC artist Dixie Damron
"Black Mountain Spring" oil painting by Asheville area artist Dixie Damron
“Black Mountain Spring” 9×12″ oil painting by WNC artist Dixie Damron
"November" oil pastel and pencil by Asheville area artist Dixie Damron
“November” 8×10″ oil pastel and pencil by WNC artist Dixie Damron
"Last Fall" oil pastel and pencil by WNC artist Dixie Damron
“Last Fall” 8×10″ oil pastel and pencil by Western North Carolina artist Dixie Damron

 

 

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7 thoughts on “LH012: Dixie Damron – The Wild Ride of her Painting Process!

    • Thanks for checking out the blog post, Mary! Hope you get to listen 🙂 Hope to see you soon!

    • Thank you for listening, Micki, and I’m so glad you liked the interview. And Dixie’s paintings 🙂

  1. Thanks Dixie for sharing openly about the messy business( internal and external) inherent in finding one’s way to the finished work. Very heartening to be assured the parallel hurdles I face in completing a work are just a normal part of the process. I enjoyed your abundant sense of humor, too!

  2. A stimulating dialogue about art! Not often do I hear a level of enthusiasm — love for one’s work that is instructional as well as entertaining not to mention motivating.Thanks Dixie and Meredith—

    • Thank you for listening, Beverly, and for your comment. I appreciate so much that you enjoyed Dixie’s interview!

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