Ronald F. Dixon
Life comes together with great force, great intensity. That’s the way I see it, and that’s the way I paint it – with force and intensity.
I like a painting to look as if it occurred spontaneously – yet with intelligence, orderliness, organization and incredible amounts of explosion.
In my paintings there is a great stillness on the verge of exploding or an explosion that has just calmed. The best kind of painting, to me, is one where you sense that something is about to happen.
I don’t see life as trickling by, I see life as constantly exploding. It’s like “boom” – the shock of each second that you live. I explode on canvas.
The paintings pulsate with power and energy. Life is intense to me. I fight with every painting that I make. Every painting is a battle.
There is both a spiritual and erotic element to painting…that and an endless struggle.
Ron Dixon was born in Vancouver, Canada but spent his formative years as a child on an Native Reservation in Northern Ontario, immersed in the culture of the Cree and Ojibway.
He attended Douglas College and Emily Carr College of Art. He has shown in galleries in Canada and Hawaii, USA. including Exposition Gallery, Studio Gallery, The Broadway Gallery and Centre Art Gallery, Lahaina. His paintings are in many corporate collections including The Royal Bank of Canada, Esso Resources, RBC Dominion Securities, Canadian Western Bank, Richardsons, Locher Evers International, Marubeni Canada, Clark Wilson, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, Primary Capital, BMO Nesbitt Burns,
Richard Peck and Company, and TOS Insurance Agencies.