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Dixie Purvis | bio [+]

These drawn paintings and painted drawings are a relational, emotional interpretation of personal history. Incorporating painting and drawing in each piece creates a push pull tension. The work is personal but not exclusive.

Shapes move in from the edges or out from the center but the line and shape always break the margins creating a sense of a larger experience. Overlapping shapes, shapes that push against each other, and shapes that merge and emerge remind the viewer of the complexity and influence of personal relationships.

The colors set the mood. The emotional content of the painting is expressed with color.

Drawn, scraped, scratched and painted, the line leads the viewer. The line may be subtle, embedded or hidden, reflecting a distant memory. The line is more often active, bold and physical. The lineā€¦. fractured, intersecting, and spontaneous echoes time, movement and the accidental nature of the human experience. The paintings invite the viewer to be lead by the force of the line as it moves through each piece acknowledging that much of our own history is defined by relationships and formed by events and experiences beyond our control.

Deferred Dreams mixed media abstract Dixie Purvis Charleston, SC

Deferred Dreams

mixed media on panel 60 x 60

SOLD

Auguterra by Dixie Purvis

Auguterra

 mixed media on panel 40 x 40

SOLD

The Look of Laughter by Dixie Purvis

 The Look of Laughter

mixed media on panel 40 x 40

SOLD

 

Uninhibited by Dixie Purvis

 Uninhibited

mixed media on panel 60 x 60

$6400

Coming Up For Air by Dixie Purvis

Coming Up For Air

mixed media on panel 60 x 60

SOLD

Holding Fast to Hope by Dixie Purvis

Holding Fast to Hope 

mixed media on panel 60 x 60

SOLD

My Heavens by Dixie Purvis

My Heavens 

mixed media on panel 60 x 60 

SOLD 

Dancing in the Rain by Dixie Purvis

Dancing in the Rain 

mixed media on panel 48 x 48

$4900

 

Leo II by Dixie Purvis

Leo II

mixed media on panel 48 x 60

SOLD

Ledges by Dixie Purvis

Ledges

mixed media on panel – diptych 48 x 38/76

SOLD

DixiePurvis5_Feb_2016

New Discoveries

mixed media on panel 36 x 36

$3800

DixiePurvis3_Feb_2016

Warmth

mixed media on panel 48 x 48

$4900

Musical Leaves

Musical Leaves

mixed media on panel 48 x 48 

$4900

Moving Through Time and Space by Dixie Purvis

Moving Through Time and Space 

mixed media on panel 50 x 50 inches 

$5100

Doing My Happy Dance

Doing My Happy Dance 

mixed media on panel 36 x 36 inches 

$3800

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