A Story – unfinished
An Australian abstract painter noted for his earthy, stressed, textured, cracked and rustic abstract works of Australian landscapes both man-made and natural.
Born in Lismore, Australia, the youngest son of Robert Phillip and Daphne Dix, a photographer and a nurse.
Both parents have a strong creative heritage in the music and art culture of Brisbane, which Dix was exposed to from an early age.
During the 70’s Gabbinbar State Primary School and several years in various choirs (including the Toowoomba Choral Society) were decisive in forming young Dix’s ambition to be a creative artist.
During the 80’s Senior Certificate (grad. 1987) Centenary Heights State High School, Toowoomba, QLD. Ironically Dix failed art in Year 12.
Dix began his working career for a major retailer in his hometown, as Trainee Manager and Retail Sales, Department Supervisor Myer Store Toowoomba.
Moved to Brisbane in 1991 to follow his passion for creative arts supported by his wife Elizabeth. At this time he worked both as Creative Director and Editor for a new art magazine called ‘CAM’ and played guitar touring live and recording with several artists.
During the 90’s Dix created and formalized his own creative agency called Seattle Design working for and with record labels and artists up until 1996 when he moved to Victoria, Australia.
Mid 90’s moved to the small seaside town of Torquay, Dix spent 2 years working as Chief Creative with a small record company and writing and recording his own solo album titled Restless.
Although Torquay was creatively perhaps the most inspiring season in his life to date: finding opportunities were limited in the work environment. Both Dix and wife Elizabeth moved back to Brisbane to spend several years renting from under houses and stretching every boundary to make ends meet.
Late 20th C. joined with music entrepreneur Dale Bray to Co-found and
create Sonfest Music Festival. Dix worked with Platinum Entertainment
EMI CMG/PROVIDENT ZOMBA. He was Creative Director and Editor of CRASH Magazine. Early 21st C. Dix worked on set for MIRIMAX films ‘The Great Raid’ and ‘Peter Pan’ which flowed into his Bachelor of Arts in Applied Theatre majoring in Music.
2006 Dix battles Cancer, endures Chemotherapy and establishes the
Steven Dix website for art.
2012 Dix opens Insight Gallery Toowoomba.
And continues work as Creative Director and Consultant.
2014 -2017 Worked in a large agricultural company as the marketing manager.
2018 Travelled to Thailand, South Korea, and Vietnam. Moved to reside in Tasmania. Create artworks, work as a consultant marketing for many companies.