FINE ART FOR THE MOTORCYCLE
BY DIXIE OLIN
My hope is that my paintings will make you want to reach out and touch them. You will want to explore the landscapes as they follow the curves of the chrome. Through my artwork I want you to enjoy the glimpses of engines that are so intimate you feel the power and heat they provide. Know that you are looking at machines that can take you to a place that is as close to flying as you can get. I know this because I can see the clouds riding in the reflections of fenders and gas tanks as I find my inspiration.
There is such a feeling of independence and excitement in riding and yet there is a great sense of belonging to something larger, something important. I hope you enjoy and please look forward to additional works of art.
Prints are Giclee, on canvas limited addition prints, signed and numbered with a letter of authenticity provided. (Giclée , commonly pronounced "zhee-clay," is an invented name for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing The term is often used instead of Inkjet in art shops. The word “giclée”, from the French language word "gicleur" meaning "nozzle", was created by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working in the field, to represent any inkjet based digital print used as fine art. The intent of that name was to distinguish commonly known industrial "Iris proofs" from the type of fine art prints artists were producing on those same types of printers. The name was originally applied to fine art prints created on Iris printers in a process invented in the early 1990s but has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print.)
PRINTS MAY BE VIEWED AT:
South West V Twin
Teazer's Bar and Grill
Grand Rapids, MI
Birch Run, MI
My artwork was highlighed in the March 2011 edition of Easyriders!
Read the article here.