Dixie Purvis is an Atlanta-based painter known for her large abstracts in oil. Her paintings are remarkable for their strong varied marks and bold colors. Her mark making suggests the complexity of our human experience – accidental or planned. Events overlap, merge and emerge much like our personal history. She avoids “things” preferring to stay with organic shapes and imagery allowing the viewer to bring their own experience and emotion to the painting.
Purvis’ artwork is included in a large number of corporate collections including: Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta Gas Light, Holder Construction, King and Spalding, Piedmont Hospital, Northwestern Mutual, Georgia Tech, and Ritz Carlton. She received her BFA from Virgina Tech and MFA from the University of Virginia.