The Artist

A self taught artist, Kyle Dixon grew up in a family of outdoorsmen and in the shadow of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse were he spent most of his chidlhood fishing, swimming and discovering nature and was inspired by the beauty of North Carolina, its people, wildlife and history.

 

Kyle developed a love of art at a young age and has dedicated his talent to preserving a quickly fading lifestyle whether it be the wild ponies of the Outer Banks, the waterfowl that once filled the skies along the coast or the people and industries that make North Carolina a great place to call home.

 

Kyle has worked as a graphic artist since 1986 creating designs, ads and logos for some of the largest events and organizations in the country. Several years back Kyle turned his focus to the Wildlife and natural beauty of North Carolina and through his work has raised thousands of dollars in the name of conservation.

 

He has won several awards for his work over the years including a best of show in 2006 and 2013.

His work has also been featured in the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Calendar several times as well as numerous magazine covers and articles. He was also honored to be selected as a judge for the 2016 North Carolina Duck Stamp competition in Little Washington NC.

In 2018 Kyle's painting "The Christmas Goose " the 5th in the Core Sound Santa series was chosen as the cover for (Tradewinds) Magazine. Kyle was also featured in the magazine. 

 

Kyle is a founding member of the North Carolina Wildlife Artist Society, a member of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild and Ducks Unlimited.

 From 2004 to 2014 he and his brother Buddy (An awarded winning taxidermist)  co-owned and operated Call of the Wild Wildlife studio in their home town of Beaufort NC. 

 

Kyle's work can be found in private collections throughout the country

The time will soon be here when my grandchild will long for the cry of a loon, the flash of a salmon, the whisper of spruce needles, or the screech of an eagle. But he will not make friends with any of these creatures and when heart aches with longing he will curse me. Have I done all to keep the air fresh? Have I cared enough about the water/ Have I left the eagle to soar in freedom? Have Idone everything I could to earn my grandchild's fondness?

 

Chief Dan George (1899-1981) 

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