Simon Dixon was a Brighton-based artist and print maker, whose fine art pieces centred around icons of the twentieth century. Dixon began painting in 1997 and was influenced by a love of pop culture which went hand-in-hand with a deep interest in twentieth century history. The two combined, resulting in what would become Dixon’s distinctive aesthetic: referencing 1960s Pop Art, his paintings are a big, bold and colourful reworking of the traditional portrait.
Musical subcultures, comic and graphic art, film, and sport all bleed into Dixon’s work, allowing modern cultural motifs to combine with retro styles. His vibrant images are timeless and deeply evocative, full of nostalgia as they capture moments across recent history. His work can be spotted on the walls of galleries, in group shows, and at selective bars and restaurants, both nationwide and internationally. Following his untimely death in 2017, Dixon’s work continues to be lovingly produced by his estate working with Fine Art Guild accredited Printmakers in Brighton.