Frances Martin Dixon grew up in West Virginia with ample exposure to wildlife and nature. She fell in love with drawing at a young age and chose animals and wildlife as her favorite subjects.
Using varying kinds and sizes of treated hardwood and acrylic paints, she creates enchanting portraits of domestic animals and wildlife.
Frances paints from her own firsthand observations supplemented with photos and research to create realistic animal portraits. With special attention to the eyes, she imbues each creature with a spark of it’s inner nature. As a reminder of the miracle of life, Fran concludes each painting by adding a small bird.
Her work has appeared in Virginia Wildlife Video Magazine and Virginia Outdoors.
Stop by during Sugarloaf Crafts Festivals and admire her lifelike animal portraits.