Carlos Dixon is a poem on legs! His charismatic personality and sensitivity draw people to him. Our entire student body and staff were completely enamored with his work. His gentle spirit and joy that he exudes guide his creative process. He wants nothing less than "perfect." When our principal made the mural request for our building, Carlos realized that he needed to know more about the creatures that he would be painting. Hence he became a student of deep sea life as well as a painter. Students LOVED watching him work. We all did! He never missed a detail. And the icing? Carlos loved talking with the students about his work. They learned science as well as art as he answered their many questions. He even went into our art classes and shared some of his own middle school art work. Then on career days, he would bring great portfolios of his work to show as he shared his journey as an artist. Students would try to replicate his work when they went back to class.
Carlos is a delight to work with, a positive role model for the students and a bright spot in the day of any staff person that passed by as he worked--always offering a kind and uplifting word as he showed a genuine interest in our school "family."
His art is incredible, his standard is set high---perfection, and the tenor of our building was heightened!