As a child Frank Dixon loved to read fairy tales. At age 7 he started writing his own stories and drawing pictures to go with them. His whole life he has loved creating magical fantasy paintings. Some of his most memorable images are of his imaginary “Land of Treetch”. Treetch are walking, talking tree creatures.
Dixon studied art and illlustration at Art Center College of Design and received his MFA in fine arts from California State University at Los Angeles. His background ranges from portrait artist on the Queen Mary, to award winning graphic designer/ illustrator for NASA, to a popular art instructor in Southern California. Artists that have influenced his work include Arthur Rackham, Maxfield Parrish, N. C. Wyeth, and Brian Froud.
Most of Dixon’s paintings are created using watercolor and colored pencils — sometimes adding glazes of oil paint to unify colors or drop them into shadow. He lives in a land of rolling hills and rather large trees in southern California.
In 2012 a collection of the artist's artwork was published: The Art of Frank Robert Dixon. There is more information about that book at: budsartbooks.com/prod.cfm/pc/ARTFRDS/cid/21