DIXIE JUNIUS

Dixie Denman Junius was raised in New York’s Catskill Mountains near the Woodstock art colony.
Surrounded by nature’s beauty, she was immersed from an early age in a family and community of artists,
artisans, musicians, and gifted educators.
She studied art, art history and psychology at Hartwick College and Boston University, graduating with a
degree in psychology.
Her career took her from Boston to Southern California, where in the early 90’s, she left her consulting
practice to become a full-time artist. She studied papermaking at UCLA under Harriet Germain, who
became a dear friend and mentor. She took further private instruction in Japanese papermaking with
Yoshio Ikezaki.
Dixie became an accomplished papermaker, artist and teacher, showing and selling her work throughout
Southern California.
A long hiatus from art followed, including a move to Hawaii for several years. Upon returning to the
mainland, she settled with her husband in Milwaukie, OR, and eventually resumed artmaking.
Tight studio space has brought opportunities to explore working small, extending her art in new and
unexpected directions and employing an array of materials, tools and techniques: watercolors, inks,
pastels, brushes and pens, bits and bobs, things and stuff. These days, her eclectic work spans asemic
writing/art, painting, drawing, papermaking, mono printing, mixed media, paper cutting, and photoglitching.
Her works and words have recently appeared in WAAVe Global Gallery, GAS: Poetry, Art and Music,
Indelible Literary and Arts Journal, and South Florida Poetry Journal. Dixie was nominated for a Best of
the Net award for her work in SoFloPoJo. In the fall of 2021, Van Vliet Gallery hosted an online solo
show of her asemic art.
A lifelong learner, Dixie reads widely and takes as many art-related courses as her studio schedule
allows. She spends time walking and running, with frequent breaks to photograph her surroundings.
Sashiko, slow stitching, cooking and eating, and spending time with loved ones are her other favorite
ways to enjoy her time here on this planet.