About J A Dixon
The Collage Miniaturist welcomes you to this log of creative thoughts and images. He encourages you to visit frequently, to make comments, and, if you see a collage miniature that pleases you, to purchase it for a collection.
His lifelong fascination with the creative process has enabled John Andrew Dixon to become proficient at multiple points along the fine and applied arts spectrum. With a 40-year base as an illustrator and award-winning designer, Dixon brings a mature focus to his work as a collage artist and wood engraver. He is an active exhibitor, blogger, and his work is available at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea. With Dana, his “partner in all things,” they maintain a combined studio, gallery, and residence in the heart of downtown Danville, Kentucky.
Dixon currently serves as coordinator for Central Kentucky’s Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR, held each November. As a local leader, he has volunteered on many boards and was presented the David Bell Birney Hope Award for outstanding community service in 2010. An avid bicyclist, he contributes his time and talent to local efforts on behalf of bicyclist-pedestrian safety and accommodations. He was appointed to the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission as an adviser to the Transportation Cabinet by Governor Fletcher and was named to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Construction of the shared-use trail adjacent to the Danville Bypass was due in large part to his advocacy.
Dixon and his six siblings grew up in rural Ohio. Inspired by their parents’ values, each migrated to Central Kentucky to reside in proximity, having made a mutual pledge to share a quality of life as a close-knit extended family. For over three decades, a remote farm retreat in the Knobs of Casey County has been their unifying focus — a legacy of stewardship to new generations.