Ted Dixon is a Rosendale-based artist. He has a particular interest in what enables or stimulates artistic expression. How do we learn to see what we cannot yet see? What are the things that influence our ability to perceive? His paintings can be described as abstract compositions influenced by personal experiences and efforts to capture moments in time that have a certain feeling and meaning.
Using a variety of applications, most of his work is based on acrylic on canvas, paper, and board. His approach to painting is without a set road map but has a desired destination. And when painting, he is always listening to music.
Ted Dixon’s painting explores the encounter between physical and meditative experience. It aims to connect places and times – and integrates them to moods and feelings through energetic shapes and striking colors. He provides the viewer with an opportunity to experience “abstract” sensations… finding quiet, serenity, restlessness, or tension.
As the second child of seven, his idea of less being less and more being more has always been relative. My work reflects the investment in the belief that less is more. And in today’s world of visual and verbal overload, he attempts to send the viewer on a journey of discovery and clarity across the painted surface.
“My goal is to create images that speak to a point in time that someone will embrace, be moved by, and cannot live without.”
Born and raised in New York City, the Hudson Valley has been his home since 1992 (Rosendale NY, since 2009).