Anita Bice . . .
. . . has worked as a freelance commercial illustrator for over 30 years from her home-based studio in Moody, Alabama. Anita received her BA degree in Art and Business from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, continuing on to Chicago, Illinois for further study at the American Academy of Art. There she majored in architectural illustration.
As a commercial illustrator, most projects are primarily digital. Samples of both traditional and digital painting can be seen on her website, www.anitabiceart.com and on Facebook – Anita Bice Art.
Some of her most visible projects include a commission from Books-A-Million to illustrate the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. She painted the newest historical mural at The Bright Star Restaurant in Bessemer, Alabama. The mural includes several landmarks from early Bessemer, Birmingham and surrounding municipalities as well as depicting the growth of the restaurant throughout the years.
Most currently, Anita works with national clients such as Donald A. Gardner Architects, America’s Home Place, creating pen and ink/color renderings featured on their websites and in their quarterly and bi-annual magazines.
In the past few years, Anita has been exhibiting in art shows and galleries as well as offering traditional and digital painting classes and workshops. Subject matter for the acrylic paintings on gallery-wrapped canvas include boldly colored metallic ‘pots and pans’, florals and landscapes.
Facebook Page – Anita Bice Art
Karen Dixon is an independent glass artist and freelance teacher specializing in classes for individuals with disabilities. In addition to her art career, she is the Assistant Director at the Horizons School, a post-secondary private school for young adults with learning difficulties, autism spectrum and developmental disorders. Dixon’s work has been exhibited throughout the Southeast at juried gallery and museum exhibitions. She has received numerous awards including the Maury Smith Award at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery Art Guild Fine Art Exhibition. Dixon was the founder of Dixon-Ballog Glass Gallery & Studio; a fine art glass gallery and kiln-formed glass teaching studio in Birmingham, AL from 2009-2013. Dixon trained as a research scientist which has been instrumental in her commitment to fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. It is this love of experimentation that continues to driver her technical development in kiln-formed glass.