"Hold That Thought" is a monumental horizontal abstract by one of America’s top collected artists, Amy Dixon.
Customarily, Amy paints first on loose canvas. The seretched size at the artist's final vision of 43 x 64 in.
This piece is framed in a champagne floater frame with the final piece’s overall dimensions coming to 45 x 66 x 2 in.
This abstract painting has a high horizon line and a slightly darker palette of mossy rich mossy greens paired with corals, aqua and grays with pops of spring greens swimming about. There is a bit of light texture in the drips and knife applications of paint near the top. This piece evokes drama and hope as the eye journeys the movement around and up through the piece’s composition.
Born and raised in Louisiana, Colorado-based artist Amy Dixon studied studio art and painting at the Newcomb College of Tulane University, and completed her post-graduate studies at Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy. In addition, she has taken masters classes with Kim English in Denver, as well as participated in workshops by Wolf Kahn in New York. Her work has twice been featured on the front cover of The Aspen Times, and the February/March 2014 edition of Traditional Home. In addition, Dixon has published two books with Pelican Publishing Co, "The Cajun Night After Christmas," and "Who’s Tripping Under My Bridge?"
Amy creates a particular dialogue with the viewer as her work embraces the uncertainties life has to offer and an inquisitive eye. In order to create movement in her work, she focuses on living in the present moment and following her creative impulses as she encounters them.