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Q&A With Robert Taylor Dixon



Why art?


Even as a child I was always interested in paintings ( even though i obviously could not understand the concepts, I really liked cubism!) and I would often spend hours drawing.

Having some talent I’ve continued with this love of Art as both viewer and practitioner.


How much time do you spend in the studio per week?


I spend as much time I can in my small but eminently functional studio. I try to spend at least 30 hours a week there, more if circumstances permit. I used be an illustrator and graphic designer in Hong Kong, where I had to work to deadlines and exacting standards, so its nice to have the freedom to paint as I feel now!




What motivates and drives your work?


As the title of my first one man show at The 508 Gallery back in November suggested, it’s pretty much a “compulsion”,  a desire to keep moving forward, experimenting with colour, form and expression.


What direction is your work heading now?


In terms of direction, each piece of work I do informs the next.

I’m still committed to pushing forward with abstraction and seeing what directions this takes me in-terms of concepts, form and colour. 

At present my studio limits the scale at which i can work but my hope for the future is to be able to fulfil a long held ambition to work at the sort of scale that the abstract expressionists achieved!!






What do you hope people see when they look at your paintings?


A committed and serious Artist !


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