Spellbound By Brass Watercolor, acrylic, and pencil
12 x 14 inches
Archivally framed original is currently on display and available for purchase at Dixon Design, Danville.
As the featured artist for the 2007 Great American Brass Band festival, Dixon relied on a classic entertainment style to produce a painting for the commemorative poster series. The artwork depicts a number of musicians who have performed at the festival over the years, including Vince DiMartino, trumpet virtuoso and professor at Centre College. “When I began to edit reference photos, I was drawn to images of soloists with their eyes shut, totally in sync with the intensity of the moment, under the powerful spell of music.” John says. “Their concentration in performance became the common thread of my artistic theme. As I painted, I wanted to find a balance between likeness and the spontaneity that would capture a bit of that energy.”