About Bernard Dixon
Bernard Dixon Profile
Bernard Dixon was born and bred in Doncaster and whilst appreciating the industry of his hometown, Bernard’s artistic eye drew him to the natural beauty of the Yorkshire coastline and he relocated to Scarborough in 2007.
Although Bernard has no formal art training in the traditional sense he is an experienced photographer, designer and illustrator. He began developing his artistic skills whilst working as an industrial illustrator. For over 40 years, he honed his drawing skills by producing operating, maintenance and training manuals. These manuals and images were extensively used by engineers on diverse objects from small machine tools to complete London Underground Trains.
As a draughtsman and illustrator, Bernard used only pencil for the first 20 years of his career, until the development of computers added a new dimension to the illustrations. His engineering background not only provided Bernard with first-rate drawing skills, but also enabled him to pursue and develop his photographic skills. Photography was a passion that started at a young age for Bernard, coming to the fore at school where he was the school photographer whilst still a pupil; he even had his own darkroom on the school premises. Bernard’s 50 years of photographic experience has been recognised and utilised by all the engineering companies he has worked for leading to his work being used for adorning office walls, magazine covers, advertisements and exhibitions.
Bernard has now combined a lifetime of experience as a designer, illustrator and photographer to produce bold, contemporary images he calls ‘Line-Scapes’, resulting in a ever-expanding set of limited edition fine art prints. Bernard’s ‘Line-Scapes’ give him total control of the composition, by eliminating unnecessary detail and using a minimal palette of secondary colours whilst retaining the true composition of the image.
Bernard strives to show the beautiful well-known Yorkshire coastal views in an entirely new and original way; Bernard’s work has been successfully exhibited at locations throughout the county, including Artsbank at Saltburn and the Guildhall in York.
Bernard can be contacted at: 01783 010 380 or