I'm a visual artist, a mother, wife, and writer who makes paintings and antique inspired dolls. More recent examples of my work can be found on Instagram @northdixie and on Facebook @northdixiedesigns. 

I'm intensely interested in how things work, and love learning something new. I love reading about and researching family history. I enjoy thinking up strange things that sometimes never make it to reality. But they feed other ideas. As you can see, I enjoy a lot of things, and I think that is a great gift!  

I have always drawn and created things.... when I was a little girl I enjoyed sewing and drawing and making diaramas. I used to pull rocks out of Cold Stream Pond, and look for the shape of things in each one. I studied art in high school, and in college studied to become an elementary school teacher. I later continued studies in art Montserrat College of Art. My life was oriented around raising children for a time. 

I love painting for painting's sake, whether in an abstract mode or figuratively. I also enjoy making creations that are reminiscent of the folk art of past times. I've make both fine art and folk art, as I think they inform each other.

For seventeen years I have been studying Izannah Walker dolls. These folk art dolls have the spirit of an early American dolls in 3D form. After studying them for a long time I designed a pattern inspired by Izannah Walker dolls, and taught an online class (the Izannah Walker Workshop). I also co-wrote an article for Early American Life with Edyth O'Neill.  

originally published in Early American Life
written by Dixie Redmond and Edyth O'Neill

I enjoy making my own work, but the sweet spot for me is designing a pattern that can be a springboard for others' creativity.   That's the teacher in me, that loves to see people learn something new and grow in their skills. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my site, and to read about me.   

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden