Christine Angelotta Dixon was born in Riverdale Maryland and currently resides in the Washington DC metro area. Drawing and painting have been among Ms. Dixon's favorite pursuits and since childhood, she would continually fill sketch books with drawings of people and decorative objects. In the late 1980's she attended college while already enjoying a career as a graphics artist/illustrator and graduated in 1994 with a Bachelors Degree in Advertising and Design from the University of Maryland. She worked in the design field for 11 years. Ms. Dixon is a contemporary realist painter. Her works are primarily figurative, though she is also fond of still life painting. Her works capture moments of glowing serenity as it is her goal to draw the viewer to any person, object or scene through an intriguing use of value and color.