Tuesday, July 2, 2019
It's been a very long time since I've checked in here. I've been involved in many exciting projects, which I will share in a later post. For now, let me tell you that the Maynard Dixon documentary continues to sell well on Amazon. I could use some current reviews, so if you are reading this and haven't left a comment, I would be very grateful to hear what you have to say!
I've also had several recent invitations to screen the film and speak about the years that I spent researching and meeting so many incredible people who respect, collect and are passionate about the life and work of Maynard Dixon. I am particularly pleased when I hear from people who have recently discovered Dixon's art. Yesterday, I met a young art student who had just seen her first Dixon paintings and was inspired to head to the desert and find those clouds. She said she would wait until the cooler months and I had to tell her that Maynard painted those clouds in the heat of Summer. He knew when the monsoon clouds rose high in the skies in the West, and on horseback or by train, he ventured out to desert and slept under the stars to find his inspiration.
Maynard Dixon didn't drive, you might remember. He tried it once, crashed and never drove again. He was happy taking the train and would often venture on foot into the canyons. Sometimes he visited friends, other times he accepted the hospitality offered by his Native American subjects. Dixon was a personable man with a talent that opened doors for him. He often relied on bartering, trading his sketches for a meal, some dentistry or to borrow a horse.
I'm working on improving my film website this week. Hopefully, I'll find the time to add more content here from time to time. Please keep checking in and do leave a review on Amazon or IMDB if you are so inspired.