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Local artist Timothy Dickson ‘always comes back to painting’

Local artist Timothy  Dickson ‘always comes back to painting’
Laurie Pile celebrates her birthday at the Jack London Saloon on June 30, with the hot-off-the-presses July 1 issue of theKenwood Press.The Jack London Saloon offers live music on the patio on Thursday evenings throughout the summer.Photo by Bean Anderson


By Mia Epstein

A Glen Ellen local of 13 years, Timothy Dixon is an artist with over 500 pieces in his studio. He has loved to paint since kindergarten, and it has remained a life-long passion of his to this day.

Throughout the decades, Dixon has worked various cross-training jobs, one being a prep cook and dishwasher, to support his family and live out his passion for art. According to Dixon, no matter where his career path took him, he “always came back to painting.”

About fifteen years ago, Dixon was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than letting the diagnosis take a toll mentally, he remained positive and was able to recover. He intentionally used the recovery time to rethink his process and his health. He focused on the importance of art in his life and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. With some adjustments to his daily life, he has spent the following years dedicating his time to painting.

He travels in the local area to varying sites and brings his paints with him. Dixon enjoys painting on site and occasionally will take a photograph of the scene to take with him to his studio to finish the painting there. This allows him to capture a slice of reality with an impressionistic style, using primarily oil on canvas and occasionally other medias as well.

If his art intrigues your eye, book an appointment for a walkthrough of his studio to receive a personal tour. He does some shows at vineyards but mostly sells out of his studio. Dixon is also available for commission if you have a specific idea in mind.

As he persevered through tough moments, these ultimately gave him the opportunity to share his art with the community. See his website at