Dix Baines Bio

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(b. 1961) Once known best for his close-up paintings of fish, avid fly fisherman Dix Baines paints a range of subjects in his expressive, light-infused style. Characterized by his bold brushwork and dramatic use of light and color, his paintings depict landscapes, villages, adobe buildings, fishing scenes and the river environment as a whole. Baines was born in 1961 in Denver, Colorado and from childhood expressed a love and talent for drawing. After high school, he attended Brigham Young University where he enrolled in painting classes. Having shown impressive skill for realism, Baines was encouraged by his professor to enter the Interior Design Department. He graduated from BYU expert at producing quick, accurate, beautiful design drafts. Over the following 10 years Baines developed an accomplished career as an architectural interior designer in Denver. However, his devotion to the fine arts went unsatisfied during much of this time. He enrolled in the Art Students League of Denver where he studied with Quang Ho and Kim English.

In 1996, he submitted his first work to the Arts for the Parks competition, an oil painting of a cutthroat trout. Baines was awarded a seven thousand dollar prize and the piece became part of the Yellowstone National Park’s permanent collection. Encouraged by this recognition and the support of his wife, Kathlyn, Dix decided to leave his career and paint full time. He set up a studio in his home in 1997 and since then has received much recognition. Baines has participated in numerous exhibitions where he been selected for numerous awards. His art work can be found in permanent collections including the Forbes Collection, City of Parker Collection, Pat and Annabelle Bowlen Private Collection and Yellowstone National Park Permanent Collection.


Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO


The Anschutz Collection

The Broadmoor Collection

Gateway Canyons Permanent Collection

Progress Energy

Pat and Annabelle Bowlen Private Collection

City of Parker Permanent Collection, Colorado

Forbes Collection

Yellowstone National Park Permanent Collection

Artwork Commission, Sheraton Steamboat Hotel, Colorado, 1998

Artwork Commission, Beaver Creek Hyatt Resort, Colorado 1998

Artwork Commission, Double Tree Palm Beach Hotel, Florida 1997

Artwork Commission, Vail Westin, 1996


Artist Feature, ­Wildlife Art Magazine, September/October 2006

Back Cover, Gray’s Sporting Journal, February 2004

“Colorado Expressions” Magazine, November 2003

Wildlife Art Magazine and Article, September/October 2002

Artist Feature, Big Sky Journal, February 2002

Artist Feature, Southwest Art Magazine, December 2000

“Best of the West,” Southwest Art Magazine, May and July 2000


A.R. Mitchell Museum Invitational, Colorado 2011-2012, 2014

Panhandle-Plains Museum Art Show, Texas, 2010-2016

Loyalhanna Watershed Association Annual Art Auction, Pennsylvania, 1998, 2001, 2006-2018

Howard/Mandville Annual Miniature Show, Washington, 2001-2014

“Notes and Brushstrokes,” Dix Baines Studio, Colorado 2011-2015

“Albuquerque Museum Miniatures,” New Mexico, 2001, 2013

“Expressions of the West,” Coos Museum, May 2013

“Stampede Western Invitational Art Show,” Colorado, 2003, 2006-2013

“Colorado Landscapes,” Hayden Hays Gallery, Colorado, 2013

“Along the Way,” One Man Show Hayden Hays Gallery, Colorado 2012

Holiday Miniature Show, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Colorado 2012-2013

“Weekend in the West,” Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Colorado 2012-2013

“Western Masters Art Show,” Montana, 2011-2012

“Off the Wall Auction,” Montana, 2012

“11th Annual Night of the Artists,” Brisco Art Museum, Texas, 2012

“Buffalo Bill Art Show,” Wyoming 2002-2011

“Art for the Sangres,” Colorado, 2000-2012

CM Russell Art Auction, Montana, March 2010

Paint America, National, March 2010

One man show, McLarry Fine Art Gallery, New Mexico 2002-2006

American Art in Miniature, Gilcrease Museum, Oklahoma, 2000,2001, 2004, 2006-2009

“Representing the West” show, Sangre Arts Center, Colorado, 2005, 2007

“Waterfowl Festival,” Maryland, 2004

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, 2004, 2005

“Wildlife Art” show, Richard James Galleries, South Carolina, 2003

One man show, Visions West Gallery, Montana 2002, 2004

“Rising Star for 2002,” Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Arizona, 2002

Feature Artist, “Fly Fishing Show,” Visions West Gallery, Montana 2001

“The Great Rist Canyon Fine Art Auction,” CO 2000-2008

“American Miniature Show,” Settlers West Gallery, Arizona, 2000-2002


Finalist, Landscape/Interior category, The Artist’s Magazine 26th Annual Art Competition, 2009

First Place Oil Category, “Images of Parker,” Colorado 2008, 2007, 2005

Best of Show, Howard/Mandville Miniature Show, Washington, 2005

Juror’s Choice Award, “Representing the West” show, Sangre Arts Center, Colorado, 2005

Arts for the Parks Miniatures Regional Winner 2003

Award of Merit Purchase Award Arts for the Parks, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 1996