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.
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- Visit her website at http://dixiedamron.com
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
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