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Paul B Dixon Wildlife Studio

Paul B Dixon Wildlife Studio My working Art Studio open to the public, people can drop in to browse or just for a chat! Award winning artist, Paul Dixon, was born in Scotland but grew up in St.

Ives, Cornwall, England. As a child, he had a natural flair for drawing and spent many hours with pad and pencil in and around the Cornish countryside which is where he also developed a keen interest in natural history. He has had no formal art training other than art lessons at school. In 1981, Paul emigrated to South Africa where he experienced first-hand the African wildlife, in it’s natural ha

Ives, Cornwall, England. As a child, he had a natural flair for drawing and spent many hours with pad and pencil in and around the Cornish countryside which is where he also developed a keen interest in natural history. He has had no formal art training other than art lessons at school. In 1981, Paul emigrated to South Africa where he experienced first-hand the African wildlife, in it’s natural ha

Operating as usual

Off the easel today..."Afternoon; Pan's Edge Road"Oil on stretched linen, 450mm x 1000mm. I broke my phone so the photo ...
29/04/2022

Off the easel today...

"Afternoon; Pan's Edge Road"

Oil on stretched linen, 450mm x 1000mm. I broke my phone so the photo is even MORE dodgy than usual! :)

Off the easel today..."Menu Selection..." Oil on stretched linen, 450mm x 1200mm. Poor photo, bad photographer! ;)
20/04/2022

Off the easel today...

"Menu Selection..."

Oil on stretched linen, 450mm x 1200mm. Poor photo, bad photographer! ;)

Off the easel today..."Scanning..."Oil on stretched linen, 650mm x 300mm. Apologies for crap photo! (Again!) ;)Click on ...
05/04/2022

Off the easel today...

"Scanning..."

Oil on stretched linen, 650mm x 300mm. Apologies for crap photo! (Again!) ;)
Click on the image to see the full thing, thanks!

Just got a lovely email from Jackson's Painting Prize..."Hello and Congratulations! One or more of the artworks you subm...
23/03/2022

Just got a lovely email from Jackson's Painting Prize...

"Hello and Congratulations! One or more of the artworks you submitted to Jackson's Painting Prize 2022 has made it through to the longlist"

I am very humbled and honoured to have got this far! Out of 8949 entries mine is one of only 400 to have reached this stage! The next stage is getting on to the shortlist...a week from today I will know!
My thanks to all the judges who are taking part in this, it must be SO difficult to choose from so many entries! I don't envy them!

Feeling very chuffed!

From the studio today..."1 Tall Guy, 3 Short Guys!"  (For want of a better title!)Oil on canvas panel, not my preferred ...
20/03/2022

From the studio today...

"1 Tall Guy, 3 Short Guys!" (For want of a better title!)

Oil on canvas panel, not my preferred surface but didn't want to waste it! Been knockin' around the studio for years!
762mm x 609mm
Not the best photo as always!

Off the easel today..."Eyes on the Prize!"Oil on stretched linen, 450mm x 1200mm. Phone photo so not great...again! Sorr...
08/03/2022

Off the easel today...

"Eyes on the Prize!"

Oil on stretched linen, 450mm x 1200mm. Phone photo so not great...again! Sorry!
(From my own reference, as always)

Off the easel today..."Elephants are Coming!"Oil on stretched linen, 600mm x 1000mm. Usual photo quality!
25/02/2022

Off the easel today...

"Elephants are Coming!"

Oil on stretched linen, 600mm x 1000mm. Usual photo quality!

Off the easel today..."Morning Amble"Oil on stretched linen, 400mm x 750mm. Sorry about crap photo!
09/02/2022

Off the easel today...

"Morning Amble"

Oil on stretched linen, 400mm x 750mm. Sorry about crap photo!

Off the easel today...The first of 2022... "Heat & Dust; Etosha!"Oil on stretched linen, 600mm x 1500mm. Sorry about poo...
24/01/2022

Off the easel today...

The first of 2022...

"Heat & Dust; Etosha!"

Oil on stretched linen, 600mm x 1500mm. Sorry about poor photo quality, I am going to get a grown-up one done as soon as it's dry enough!

I was going to call it "The Crow" but I thought that people who have never seen Etosha during the dryest months wouldn't understand it, hence the title as it is now.

Off the easel today, the last to be finished in 2021..."Dazzling!"Oil on stretched linen, 450mm x 975mm. Second posting ...
30/12/2021

Off the easel today, the last to be finished in 2021...

"Dazzling!"

Oil on stretched linen, 450mm x 975mm. Second posting of this one, first image was not so great, this one is slightly better!

Recently finished...."Jorn's Cub"Graphite, white gel-pen and a touch of white pastel, on Canson Mi'Tientes paper. Can't ...
26/12/2021

Recently finished....

"Jorn's Cub"

Graphite, white gel-pen and a touch of white pastel, on Canson Mi'Tientes paper. Can't remember the size...about 450mm x 300mm maybe. Couldn't post before as it was a Christmas gift for a good friend from her hubby! I hope she liked it!

Off the easel today...A commissioned piece; "Shangri-la, the Faultline"Oil on stretched linen, 500mm x 1200mm. Hoping th...
17/12/2021

Off the easel today...

A commissioned piece;

"Shangri-la, the Faultline"

Oil on stretched linen, 500mm x 1200mm.

Hoping the client likes it! Apologies for poor photo! (Again!)

Off the easel today..."Stare-down"Oil on stretched linen, 450mm x 1200mm. Photo quality is as per usual...crap! Apologie...
21/11/2021

Off the easel today...

"Stare-down"

Oil on stretched linen, 450mm x 1200mm. Photo quality is as per usual...crap! Apologies...

Off the easel today..."Shangri-La"A commissioned piece of a client's farm on the edge of the desert in Namibia. Had a gr...
10/11/2021

Off the easel today...

"Shangri-La"

A commissioned piece of a client's farm on the edge of the desert in Namibia. Had a great time in the peace and quiet of being 'in the middle of nowhere' even though I was somewhere! ;) Gathering reference material, soaking up the atmosphere and just 'being there' has culminated in this painting, I hope they like it! (If not, it will be up for grabs! ) ;)

500mm x 1200mm, Oil on stretched linen. Not the best photo as always!

Spent some time with this old guy somewhere in Etosha, unusual to see a 'one-horned' Rhino! I have seen a 3 horned one t...
10/10/2021

Spent some time with this old guy somewhere in Etosha, unusual to see a 'one-horned' Rhino! I have seen a 3 horned one there on a few occasions but first time seeing this! Check his tatty ears, obviously would have some interesting tales to tell I reckon!

Great news! My sincerest 'Thanks!' to Martina of Fine Art Gallery for all her work in hosting my 7th Solo Exhibition at ...
10/10/2021

Great news! My sincerest 'Thanks!' to Martina of Fine Art Gallery for all her work in hosting my 7th Solo Exhibition at her wonderful Gallery!

EXTENDED!

Fine Art Gallery is to extend its Paul Dixon solo exhibition " Beneath the Namibian Sky " until 28th October 2021!!

We knew that the exhibition would be popular but we have been overwhelmed by the visitor response today!

" Morning Sentinel " by award-winning wildlife artist Paul Dixon - Oil on Linen - 45 x 120 cm

Not long now...
01/09/2021

Not long now...

“Watching the Watcher” - by wildlife artist Paul Dixon - Oil on Linen - 45 x 97 cm

Finalist in “International Artist Magazine” Challenge # 123 ‘Wildlife’ Issue # 139 June/July 2021

Mark your diary and join us at the exhibition opening on 10th September 2021 @ 18:00

27/08/2021

A little embarrassing when I watched it back...oh well, too late now !

Fine Art Gallery – is the leading art gallery in Namibia.
27/08/2021
Fine Art Gallery – is the leading art gallery in Namibia.

Fine Art Gallery – is the leading art gallery in Namibia.

Fine Art Gallery is the leading art gallery in Namibia. Experience a visual feast of prestigious wildlife art by award-winning wildlife artists and representative contemporary Namibian landscape art and sculptures.

Off the easel today...'Mr. Virtuous!'Oil on stretched linen, 400mm x 500mm. Painting birds is a little out of my comfort...
13/08/2021

Off the easel today...

'Mr. Virtuous!'

Oil on stretched linen, 400mm x 500mm. Painting birds is a little out of my comfort zone but it's good to challenge ourselves every now and again...I think!

Off the easel today..."Midday Fly-past"Oil on stretched linen, 600mm x 900mm, crap photo as usual!
01/08/2021

Off the easel today...

"Midday Fly-past"

Oil on stretched linen, 600mm x 900mm, crap photo as usual!

Off the easel today..."The Life of the Nomad"Oil on stretched linen, 600mm x 1500mm. Sorry about real crap photo!
16/07/2021

Off the easel today...

"The Life of the Nomad"

Oil on stretched linen, 600mm x 1500mm. Sorry about real crap photo!

Off the easel today...No title yet..Oil on stretched linen, 300mm x 600mm. Photo up to my usual low standard! ;)
02/07/2021

Off the easel today...

No title yet..

Oil on stretched linen, 300mm x 600mm. Photo up to my usual low standard! ;)

Off the easel today...after being on & off for quite some time..."Winter Traffic, m'Bari"Oil on stretched linen, 900mm x...
21/06/2021

Off the easel today...after being on & off for quite some time...

"Winter Traffic, m'Bari"

Oil on stretched linen, 900mm x 1800mm (3' x 6')
I will post a better photo once it's dry and a shot taken by pros!

Sunrise from the studio this morning, yet another tough day in Africa!
18/05/2021

Sunrise from the studio this morning, yet another tough day in Africa!

Off the easel today..."Royal Sundown"Oil on stretched linen, 300mm x 650mm. Bad photo, sorry...just can't seem to get th...
16/05/2021

Off the easel today...

"Royal Sundown"

Oil on stretched linen, 300mm x 650mm. Bad photo, sorry...just can't seem to get them right! Gives the idea though, right?

Off the easel today..."Icons of Etosha!"Oil on stretched linen, 700mm x 1100mm. Not a great photo but...
05/05/2021

Off the easel today...

"Icons of Etosha!"

Oil on stretched linen, 700mm x 1100mm. Not a great photo but...

Very pleased to receive the news that my painting "A Tasty Tree(t)!" has been shortlisted for this year's DSWF Wildlife ...
14/04/2021

Very pleased to receive the news that my painting "A Tasty Tree(t)!" has been shortlisted for this year's DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition. Honoured to be a part of this very prestigious and important fund-raising show. Thanks to all the Judges for including me!

From the studio..."Jumbo; Different Perspective"Graphite and gel-pen on Strathmore 400 paper, 320mm x 210mm. Photo from ...
25/03/2021

From the studio...

"Jumbo; Different Perspective"

Graphite and gel-pen on Strathmore 400 paper, 320mm x 210mm. Photo from me phone, not great! ;)

Off the easel today..."Sand, Silence & Shadows II"Oil on stretched linen, 900mm x 600mm. Not the best photo! Speaking of...
21/03/2021

Off the easel today...

"Sand, Silence & Shadows II"

Oil on stretched linen, 900mm x 600mm. Not the best photo!

Speaking of photos; I had a couple of hundred photos from 30 years ago scanned and digitised, I can now zoom in and see stuff that was never seen before! Bloody brilliant!

Off the easel yesterday..."Gemsbokvlakte Coalition" Oil on stretched linen, 500mm x 1200mm. Unusually not the best photo...
15/03/2021

Off the easel yesterday...

"Gemsbokvlakte Coalition"

Oil on stretched linen, 500mm x 1200mm. Unusually not the best photo! ;)

I just submitted my entry for this year's WAY Exhibition, a worthy cause and worth having a go! Best of luck to all who ...
11/02/2021
Wildlife Artist of the Year - David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

I just submitted my entry for this year's WAY Exhibition, a worthy cause and worth having a go! Best of luck to all who have entered! Don't miss out, entries close on 15th Feb!

Wildlife Artist of the Year is an internationally renowned art competition often referred to as the ‘Oscars of international wildlife art.’

So...here is MY photo of my painting followed by a proper one done by grown-up photographers! Slight difference?! Thanks...
11/02/2021

So...here is MY photo of my painting followed by a proper one done by grown-up photographers! Slight difference?! Thanks to A Photographic Affair for the great job!

Off the easel today (yesterday really!) ..."African Morning; Nature's Splendour"Oil on stretched linen, 560mm x 750mm. J...
07/02/2021

Off the easel today (yesterday really!) ...

"African Morning; Nature's Splendour"

Oil on stretched linen, 560mm x 750mm. Just can't get these photos right, annoying! Original is a little less red and a little more blue, when I adjust it the Kudu colour goes to s**t! Anyway...here it is.

Address

64 Main Rd
Kalk Bay
7975

Take the Southern Line to Kalk Bay, hop off and turn right as you exit the station, the Orange Building is 50m up the road on the left, my Studio is upstairs......enter through 'Chameleon Galleries' and ask to be pointed in the right direction! Simple!

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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+27827885888

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Award winning artist, Paul Dixon, was born in Scotland but grew up in St. Ives, Cornwall, England. As a child, he had a natural flair for drawing and spent many hours with pad and pencil in and around the Cornish countryside which is where he also developed a keen interest in natural history. He had no formal art training other than art lessons at school. In 1981, Paul emigrated to South Africa where he experienced first-hand the African wildlife, in it’s natural habitat, sparking off a love affair with the African bush. Inspired by his initial bush encounters, he began trying to capture the atmosphere and light, which is so unique to Africa in his preferred medium of pastel. In 1996, his work was accepted by Christies of London for their prestigious Wildlife Art Auction and subsequently sold every piece offered in the next seven consecutive wildlife art sales. More work was offered in November 2007 and March 2010 and again all the work was sold, achieving personal record prices for Paul. During 2000, Paul was elected as a signature member of the *Society of Animal Artists, New York and in 2002 he was elected a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, both very prestigious organizations where members are elected by a panel of jurors. In 2003, Paul was a finalist in the “Pastel Artist International” magazine with his painting of a bull elephant entitled “Zambezi Dawn” and subsequently wrote an article, as a featured artist, for the magazine (Issue no. 14). Paul’s paintings have been published on numerous occasions and have been reproduced as limited edition prints and giclees. In 2005, Paul began painting in oil on canvas, keeping his own style and maintaining the ‘pastel’ effect and appearance, which has won him an award as a finalist in the “International Artist” magazine Wildlife Challenge. He has been a finalist on several subsequent occasions and was the ‘Grand Prize’ winner in the Wildlife Challenge in 2013. He believes in living the experience and makes as many trips to the bush as possible, collecting reference material and rekindling the inspiration for new works. Paul’s work can be found in private and corporate collections in more than two dozen countries around the world. He has recently accepted a commission from the Sultan of Oman for two oil paintings, which are now hanging in the new wing of the palace. In 2008 Paul held a very successful solo exhibition in Swakopmund, Namibia. His work is now available on a permanent basis in Namibia through the appointment of a sole agent in Swakopmund. Up until 2019 Paul has held six very successful solo exhibitions in Namibia and hopes to have many more! He has also sponsored many paintings and drawings over the years for worthwhile Wildlife conservation organisations across Namibia and South Africa to help with raising funds and awareness into the plight of many species of endangered wildlife. During 2009, Paul was a featured artist in the “International Artist” magazine, with a write-up about himself and his work. He has also been featured in ‘American Art Collector’ ‘The Artist’ (UK) ‘The Artist’s Magazine’ and ‘Western Art Collector’. Paul’s work has been selected for the “Art and the Animal” exhibition and National tour of Galleries and Museums in North America on a few occasions with the Society of Animal Artists, (SAA) in the US. This is one of the most prestigious Exhibitions of Wildlife Art anywhere in the world and Paul’s was hung amongst the best on the planet. The Society of Animal Artists is an organization comprised of members who produce the best animal art in the world. The membership roster of the SAA reads like a “Who’s Who” of the world’s most significant artists working in the genre of animal art today. Membership is coveted by leading painters and sculptors around the globe, and just being accepted as a member of this esteemed organization is a real achievement. Only those artists who have attained the highest levels of artistic achievement are offered the opportunity to become members of the SAA. Signature Members(of which Paul is one) are considered to have reached the highest level of artistic achievement and are allowed using the ‘S.A.A.’ initials after their signature. Paul is married with two grown-up sons and paints daily in his studio/gallery in Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

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i am trying to get in touch with Paul B Dixon regarding work that he sold Wesley Armstrong in around 2003 as he died last month the family would like to talk to you about a painting that was bought at that time. I am a friend of the family and they asked me get in touch with you My details are telephone number 02870832177 Brian Andrews
Your paintings and sketches are awsome. So lifelike. Just looking at them gives me a craving for the bush. Regards, David.
Hey Paul 🙂 Your work is just brilliant Miss you here in Simon's Town
Stunning work Paul, you have captured the feel of Africa to perfection. The dust and the heat haze of the African veldt all comes through so strongly in these paintings.
Hi Paul, it was a pleasure to meet you and see your wonderful artwork and studio. It would be grand to keep in touch xx
Love your work , can you do portraits from photo's ?
Excellent..!!
OMG, Paul ! You significantly raise the Bar in the standards of High quality Wildlife Art ! Where in the world are you ? I have NO CLUE where " Kalk Bay" is ! It could be anywhere from Botswana to Patagonia for all * I * know !
Hello what phenomenal paintings very magnificent awesome artist way do I only see his beautiful work now the world must know about him heavens now money is up to what a artist there is to many that I love good luck my post go as far as Russia well the hole world pray he gets lots of sales best regards
Thank you so much for the add! Beautiful paintings ! Thank you for sharing !