Dixie Art Colony

“DIXIE DOODLES: The Lighter Side”

The colonists were well known for their casual laid back style and fun-loving sprit. Therefore, it is not surprising that numerous cartoons and caricatures were created by the artists while they were at the colony. We call this collection of sketches, screen prints and painted ceiling panels "Dixie Doodles." In the photograph below Kelly

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Alabama Artist Iain Stewart

DIXIE ART COLONY: A New Generation

John Kelly Fitzpatrick's legacy lives on at Nobles Ferry and other sites frequented by the Dixie Art Colonists. Thanks to Alabama plein air painters Carol Barksdale, Barbara Binford Davis, Iain Stewart, Shirley Esco, John Patton, Aimée Harbin, Barbara Moody and others, Central Alabama sites ounce frequented by Dixie Art Colony plein air

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River Region Artist Carol Barksdale

Carol Barksdale is pictured participating in a DAC Foundation plein air painting event at Jasmine Hill Gardens.  Jasmine Hill Gardens was a well-known plein air painting site for the Dixie Art Colony painter form 1937 until 1948. 1 2 • Jasmine Hill Cottage, 2018, watercolor on paper • San Miguel, 2018, watercolor on paper

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River Region Artist Shirley Esco

  Shirley Esco is pictured participating in a DAC Foundation plein air painting event at Nobles Ferry on Lake Jordan. Nobles Ferry was the home of the historic Dixie Art Colony form 1937 until 1948. 1 2 3 • Corn Creek, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 30"x24"  • Nobles Ferry, 2017,acrylic on canvas,

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River Region Artist Barbara Binford Davis

Barbara Binford Davis is pictured participating in a DAC Foundation plein air painting event at Nobles Ferry on Lake Jordan. Nobles Ferry was the home of the historic Dixie Art Colony form 1937 until 1948. 1 2 3 • Portrait of John Kelly Fitzpatrick, 2018, oil on paper, 12" x 9"  • Walk

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