With over forty years of making art under his belt, James has established a local, regional and national recognition for his two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks.
He is an accomplished published illustrator, has provided cover and insert art for the ever fluctuating music and print industries, including brochures, greetings cards, compact disks, cassette and vinyl recordings and traditional reading materials.
His work has been introduced in numerous publications, including New Art International, LUXE, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Dys Records. Since 1986, he has shifted towards fine art bronze casting which allowed him to work with prominent sculptors including Ed Dwight, Raymond B. Fedde, and Greg Wyatt, creator of the “Peace Fountain” located at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.
James' unique insights and talents have enabled him to collaborate with many other artistic notables, including the late Andy Warhol, jazz artists Hugh Ragin, Pascal Comma lade of France, Conrad Schnitzler of Germany and William V. Sharp, founder of Mnemonists/Biota, USA.
His sculptures are included in numerous private collections including the Black American West Museum of Denver, Patti Labelle, Ashford and Simpson, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Hazel Miller, and Cleo Parker Robinson. The Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Arts of Denver has acquired six of Dixon’s bronze sculptures for its permanent collection. In 2015, Dixon’s sculpture design “Bus Stop Home Going”, was selected for a commission by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Committee of Colorado.
Born in 1958, he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1981 and his Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1986 from Colorado State University.