30 Houses in 30 Days Project

During the month of June 2017, I embarked on a project to capture the images of 30 historic and unique houses around Whitehorse by making drawings over the course of 30 days. I then posted a new house each day to my Wordpress blog, Yukon Butterflies, my Instagram account, @erindixonarts, and my Facebook fan page, Erin Dixon Arts. It caught the interest of the public and was very well received. You can read CBC’s story about it here;

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/whitehorse-houses-colouring-book-erin-dixon-1.4154124.

 

About Erin:

My paintings are abstract interpretations of Yukon landscapes created out of acrylic, watercolour and oil paints. I never set out to create a true replication of a place, but the feeling I get from a place. Using intense colour combinations in all my artworks is a way for me to express how I feel about living in the Yukon and helps me define the wildness of this place in my own way.

As an illustrator, and a lover of colour, I have self-published a colouring book, "Colour the Yukon” and have completed a new body of work illustrating 30 unique and historic houses around Whitehorse. I look forward to expanding on my illustration abilities by creating more drawings that capture the Yukon, in all its uniqueness.

My studio practice is operated out of my home in Porter Creek and I am inspired by the trails and trees that surround it. My family spends our summers camping and hiking around the Yukon and our winters ice fishing and snowshoeing. I am a longtime Yukoner, so I’m grateful to be able to share all my childhood experiences with my own kids. I wouldn’t live anywhere else.