Sorry, no more posts :(

I am sorry to say that I will no longer be posting on this blog. It will remain up for the time being for those who want to look back at my journey. I have created a new website which incorporates my Instagram feed and an online store. It is the same web address,, the new layout should be online in a few days. I share my painting process and videos though Instagram these days, you can find me @hwdixonart. I will post some studio shots, art processes, everyday life, upcoming events and art material reviews on my new blog. In my online store are small paintings priced between £175 – £250 with free domestic and international shipping. Soon I hope to include archival high quality prints to my store and introduce a subscription to full length video lessons. It’s all very exciting, I hope you make the switch and follow along! I have truly enjoyed your support and encouragement over the years. Thank you!



New work: Acrylic florals

Sometimes I need a break from the usual, so I had some fun with acrylic paint.  I worked on 8 x 8 inch gessoed wood panels and used a structure gel with a palette knife to add texture.  These are all available and are priced at £250 each.  Click here to see individual images.

New work available at the John Noott Galleries!

Four new paintings have arrived at the  John Noott Galleries in the Cotswolds.

My new French easel!

Trying out my new Fresh easel (oil on cradled panel, 16 x 16 inches)

Summer Exhibition coming soon!

The paintings shown above and several others will be shown during The Summer Exhibition at The Hunter Gallery in Bury St. Edmunds.
I will be stopping by the gallery on the opening day. I hope you are able to stop by and see all the beautiful work on show.
Dates: 19th of May- 2nd of July 2018




En plein air: Snape Maltings

Even though Saturday was gloomy, I headed out to paint at Snape Maltings. I am so glad I did, it was a great exercise in all weather painting. It was quite cold and miserable but the subtle greyed tones in the sky and muted variations in the marshland was fantastic to paint.
Work in progress, the underpainting
The finished piece. Not bad for painting in the drizzling rain!

Plein air painting: Yellow fields

On Saturday I set out to do some plein air painting. I didn’t have a particular place in mind but I knew I didn’t want to go too far from home. After 2 hours searching for inspiration, I followed a footpath to a clearing and beautiful yellow fields (oilseed rape). It only took me an hour to paint and after all the walking I was too tired to do another. I really would like to spend up to 3hrs painting, so I will have a plan next time!