New York-based painter Rodney Dickson, the current AIRIE Fellow, will meet Everglades National Park visitors at the Royal Palm Visitor Center at 12:00 PM on Sunday, January 26. Dickson is known for luminous, heavily pigmented oil paintings on canvases as large as 5’x8′. While in residence in the Everglades, he has produced daily charcoal and watercolor pieces throughout the park.
About the artist: Growing up in Northern Ireland, Rodney Dickson witnessed troubled years of civil disorder that engulfed the country. Having drawn and painted since a child, he was reacted to early experiences by considering the futility and hypocrisy of war through art. Dickson’s paintings also show roots with landscape and nature. His work has been featured in various galleries nationally in New York, Georgia and Pennsylvania, and internationally in Japan, Vietnam, Ireland, England, Scotland, and Vietnam. He has also participated in residencies in China, Vietnam, England and New York.
The program will begin at the Royal Palm Visitor Center, four miles (6 km) from the main park entrance/Ernest Coe Visitor Center. Free with park entrance.
For a recent interview with the artist, follow the link to Studio Critical.
A video walk-through of Dickson’s solo exhibition at Gasser Grunert Gallery in New York: