Richard Dixon is a professional fine artist of over 40 years experience having exhibited globally for the past 35 years. He has owned galleries and art publishing enterprises operating on a worldwide scale.
In the fall of 2005, he began concentrating upon developing as a plein air artist of landscapes, having taken painting expeditions to Northern California, the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, and along the Oregon coast in an effort to experience as many varying forms of light and landscape as possible.
For the last 30 years he has created paintings that are historical dramas of life in Western Canada during the eras of the fur trade and native occupation of the land, many of which hang in major corporate, government, museum and private collections worldwide. (see collection list)
His series "The Canadian Spirit Series" was the official gift presentation at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.