Sugarloaf, a ski painting

Sugarloaf, Timberline, 2012
Sugarloaf, Timberline Chair, 2012, oil on canvas, 42 x 32 inches, private collection.

It has been a while since I have posted any news or a new painting here recently. I am happy to send this painting off to a new home in Calgary to live on the walls of a skiing family.

Last March I posted an image of the study for this painting. The painting took quite a few turns along the way and I finally finished it a few weeks ago.

Le pays oblique – Cécile Ronc

Le vernissage de mon amie peintre Cecile Ronc. À voir!

A Painting In situ

A Painting In situ

The painting Green Forest hung.

A moon over red

A moon over red

A moon over red, a small painting, oil on board, 10 x 10 inches, 2011

Sugarloaf – a ski painting

Sugarloaf - a ski painting
Sugarloaf (study), oil on gessoed paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2011, private collection.

I have a painting that is based on this study on the go in the studio. It has been through many changes and nearly finished. Until then, here is the study that preceded it.

the yellow lighthouse

The Yellow Lighthouse
Lighthouse (study), oil on paper, about 24 x 30 inches, 2010.
A study that stayed that way.

Shadows are falling and I have been here all day

Shadows are falling and I have been here all day

Shadows are falling and I have been here all day, oil on canvas, 152 x 122 cm, 2011

A large painting from my last exhibition (I finally got it documented).

Installation Views ‘Ni quitter ni coller’

Here are two installation views of the exhibition ‘Ni coller ni coller’ at The McClure Gallery last February.
Mark Dixon - The McClure Gallery
Main Gallery, right-hand wall.

The McClure Gallery
Main Gallery, Cecile Ronc, Sebastien Worsnip, Mark Dixon.

Mark Dixon - The McClure Gallery
Front gallery. Painting on left – Sebastien Worsnip. Painting on right – Mark Dixon.

Video Ni quitter ni coller – The McClure Gallery

Here is a video made by The McCLure Gallery from the night of the opening :

Ni quitter ni coller
de Mark Dixon, Cécile Ronc et Sébastien Worsnip.
Galerie McClure. Vernissage. Fevrier 2011
Montreal (QC)
Exposition collective de peinture.

Current Exhibition ‘Ni quitter ni coller’

Here is the information for my curent exhibition with fellow Montreal artists Cécile Ronc and Sébastien Worsnip.
For more information, view the press release.

Dixon - Ronc - Worsnip

Mark Dixon, Cécile Ronc and Sébastien Worsnip
Neither to stray nor to follow
February 4 to 26 2011
Vernissage: Thursday, February 3 at 6 pm

The McClure Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Neither to stray nor to follow, featuring the paintings of Mark Dixon, Cecile Ronc and Sébastien Worsnip. The title is taken from a Chinese maxim and references landscape and the elements of nature as a primary source of artistic inspiration. The maxim well represents the artists’ approach to painting, all of which tend towards abstraction without, however, completely abandoning an evocation of landscape.

In preparation for the exhibition, Dixon, Ronc and Worsnip met regularly to exchange ideas, report on their works in progress and to engage in and provoke a more profound reflection on an art practice that focuses on a theme as ancient as painting itself. The artists have sought in their works to evoke more than to represent, to question the illusory nature of pictorial space as well as to permit the co-existence of several visual languages. They also sought to bring particular attention to the tactile aspect of paint and colour as expressions of the link between landscape and the inner life of the psyche.

La galerie McClure a le plaisir de présenter l’exposition Ni quitter ni coller des peintres Mark Dixon, Cécile Ronc et Sébastien Worsnip. Le titre de ce projet est issu d’une maxime chinoise et fait référence à la source d’inspiration première des artistes : le paysage et les éléments naturels. En effet, ceux-ci leur servent de prétextes à des explorations formelles qui tendent vers l’abstraction sans jamais quitter l’évocation du paysage.

Dixon, Ronc et Worsnip se rencontrent régulièrement pour échanger sur leur travail. Il en ressort une importante réflexion sur des pratiques intéressées par un sujet aussi ancien que la peinture elle-même. Les artistes recherchent dans leurs œuvres : « […] à évoquer plutôt qu’à représenter, à figurer ; à suggérer des espaces multiples et contradictoires au sein d’un même espace pictural illusoire, à faire coexister plusieurs langages visuels, à accorder une attention particulière à l’aspect tactile de la peinture et une place privilégiée à la couleur comme expression des liens entre le paysage et la vie psychique…»

Book – Making Art Connections

Two of my paintings are included in the book Making Art Connections, published by McGraw-Hill in Australia. There is also a write up about my work.

You may view the 2 pages my paintings are on in this PDF file.

Making Art Connections is a new practical-based Visual Arts text for junior students in New South Wales. With a contemporary and fun design, Making Art Connections concentrates on your students? own experiences in creating art, while introducing them to new language, concepts and the world of a diverse range of artists. Making Art Connections enables your students to draw links between their own experiences and the artists, artworks and audiences that surround them, providing a rich learning experience.
Written by experienced author and teacher Chris Bates and practising Visual Arts teachers Megan Booth and Sean O’Keeffe, Making Art Connections ensures that students actively experience and appreciate the artmaking process.

Making Art Connections - Mark Dixon

Red Trees

Red Trees
untitled (red trees), oil on canvas, 70 x 60 cm, 2010.

The trees make a lovely sky

Green Forest
untitled, 30 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, 2010

Fog (island)

Fog (island)

Fog (island)

Fog (island), oil on board, 8 x 8 inches, 2010, private collection.

A painting installed (archives)


A painting from the Halifax series.

Red Trees From Below

Red Trees from Below
Red Trees From Below, 90 x 100 cm (approx.), oil on canvas, 2010, private collection.

Painting in the Montreal Hour

The Montreal Hour has an article about ArtAnywhere. In the photo of Raymond and Julien, you can see one of my paintings in the background.

Forest Painting (a beginning)

Forest painting by Montreal painter Mark Dixon
untitled, 60 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, 2010.

A recent painting in progress…

Red Tree Sky (study)

Red Tree Sky, painting by Mark Dixon
Red Tree Sky (study), oil on board, 30 x 30 cm, 2010

Red River #3

Red River #3, painting by Mark Dixon
15 x 13 inches, acrylic on paper, 2010

Another Red River

Red River painting by Mark Dixon

Red River Series, acrylic on paper, 15 x 13 inches, 2010

Collection of Per Olav Heimstad

New Red River Painting

Red River Painting by Mark Dixon

Looking to exchange art work

If you are interested please leave a comment here (or contact me at m a r k (at) m a r k d i x o n . c a ).

I forgot to name it

untitled so far, acrylic on paper, 30 x 40 inches, 2009.
Collection of the New York University Medical Center.

Orphan (a painting)

Orphan, 100 x 93 cm, 2003.