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M. J. Levy Dickson
updated: 05/05/2014
website: www.mjlevydickson.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Hurricane Sandy
After Hurricane Sandy
Surf Dance
Winter Seaweed
Mussel Shell
Nest with Leaves
nest
Collage from Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light
collage from Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light
drawing from Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light
Sweet Gum Pod and Moss
Pandi Tree, Bali
The Cellist
Garlic
Ramayana, Thunderbolt
 
Portfolio Keywords:  pattern, conceptual, organic, nature, gestural, process, science
 
 
Hurricane Sandy by M. J. Levy Dickson
Hurricane Sandy
Watercolor
2013
6 " x  4 " 
After Hurricane Sandy by M. J. Levy Dickson
After Hurricane Sandy
Pen, Ink, and Watercolor
2013
4" x  6" 
Surf Dance by M. J. Levy Dickson
Surf Dance
pencil and watercolor
2009
10 " x  12 " 
Winter Seaweed by M. J. Levy Dickson
Winter Seaweed
pencil and watercolor
2007
6" x  8" 
Mussel Shell by M. J. Levy Dickson
Mussel Shell
Pencil and Watercolor
2012
3" x  8" 
Nest with Leaves by M. J. Levy Dickson
Nest with Leaves
Pencil and Watercolor
2011
12" x  12" 
nest by M. J. Levy Dickson
nest
Pencil and Watercolor
2014
6 " x  6 " 
Collage from Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light by M. J. Levy Dickson
Collage from Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light
watercolor and paper
2013
8 " x  10 " 
collage from Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light by M. J. Levy Dickson
collage from Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light
Paper and Watercolor
2013
10" x  8" 
drawing from Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light by M. J. Levy Dickson
drawing from Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light
Pen, ink, and watercolor
2013
4" x  6" 
Sweet Gum Pod and Moss by M. J. Levy Dickson
Sweet Gum Pod and Moss
pen and ink and digital manipulation
2009
Dimensions variable
Pandi Tree, Bali by M. J. Levy Dickson
Pandi Tree, Bali
pen, ink, and wash
2009
14" x  10" 
The Cellist by M. J. Levy Dickson
The Cellist
pen and ink
2009
Dimensions variable
Garlic by M. J. Levy Dickson
Garlic
pencil and watercolor
2006
15" x  10" 
Ramayana, Thunderbolt by M. J. Levy Dickson
Ramayana, Thunderbolt
watercolor
2012
5" x  4" 

Artist Statement
The more one learns, the more one sees. These opportunities for knowledge and experience lead to pleasure and enjoyment, and ultimately, understanding. A painter must learn first from the ancient masters, then from nature, and finally from his own mind. … Tung Ch’i-ch’ang This quotation becomes a continually rolling conceptual wheel. One continues to learn from the ancient masters, and nature, as his/her mind grows and changes. Always coming back to the beginning. Observing something that was not noticed before. I would say that if I drew the same inanimate object everyday it would change before my eyes as I, myself, change. The way of painting belongs to the one who believes in having the universe in his own hands and that before his eyes there is nothing but life and the motivating forces for life. …Tung Ch’i-ch’ang When I read Chinese translations I have to accept, on faith, that the message is clear. After reading many translations, one begins to have a sense of what has not been stated or translated. The beauty is between the approximate words. Visual expression is similar. The beauty is not always in the subject, but in the matter; sometimes, both, or two sides of the same coin. Music is the sound of time. Drawing a musician or a conductor or band leader during a concert represents a moment in time…these quick sketches are about the moment I hear the music…what I hear and what I see become one in the same. As in life we carve out a space from what appears to be chaos and create a personal harmony. A search begins for the true nature of the subject. The challenge is to try to make sense of what is found, to create a harmonious tension. MJ Levy Dickson 2007

Artist Bio / CV
EDUCATION: l973School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Diploma, studied with Jan Cox, BFA, Tufts University 2002 MFA, Boston University, School of Fine Arts, Art Education, Thesis topic: Design Motifs of the Indus Valley Civilization with a teacher's guide for implementation for use in the classroom, pre-school - college PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: The Nantucket Historical Association, The Artists’ Association of Nantucket, The Boston Public Library, Sasaki Associates, Stanhope Framers/The Old Cambridge Company, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, The Pearl Restaurant, Mariner Capitol, The Art Connection, Interim House, Ethos, Employment Options, The Loomis Chaffee School, Richmond Art Center, The American Legation, Nantucket Bank,Commonwealth Care Alliance, Renewal House, The American School of Tangier EXIBITIONS: Present-2009 The Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA2007,2008 Symphony Hall, Boston Present -1997 The Nantucket Looms 2006 The RHYS Gallery, Boston 2004 The Fold Gallery, Reykjavik 1992 Berta Walker, Provincetown 1990(x)Gallery,Founding Member,Nantucket 1988-1992 Sarah M. Woolworth,New York ART EDUCATION Present Fountain House, New York 2008,2006 Artist-in-Residence American School,Tangier 2005 Lesley University,Adjunct Professor 1992-1995 M.I.T. Visual Communication MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON 2010, 1971-1973, 1990-1997 Asiatic Department 1968,1969 Department of Public Education COMMUNITY SERVICE 2014 George Town, the Bahaas, guest lecturer2005 From the Big Apple to the Big Easy Madison Square Garden, 23 Drawings on exhibit to bring awareness to Katrina disaster TRAVEL Painted in Boston, California, Cape Cod, Florida, Maine, New York, the Rocky Mountains, the Bahamas, Bali, Canada including Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and Grand Manan,the Caribbean including Haiti and Jamaica, China, Costa Rica, Iceland, Japan, Europe, Morocco,  Scotland, Thailand, and Turkey