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ANI's Journey

Once he received his college degree, Lessie Venardo Dixon continued his studies to further
his professional and creative growth as an artist. He gives artists access to traditional and
contemporary practices through exhibitions and education. He is committed to preserving
the arts in African communities.

Lessie currently utilizes his skills to maintain his professional and creative growth as an artist.  Dixon gives artists access to traditional and contemporary art practices through Exhibitions and Education. These programs are committed to playing a role in the preservation of the Arts in the African communities.

 After Lessie Venardo Dixon created the Afrocentric Neo-Impressionism art movement, his style of painting has been spotlighted in independent films and articles and showcased on the covers of CURRENT Media and Magazines and UMI’s Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary. His painting style is characterized by bold colors and thick expressive
brushstrokes. Inspired by various forms of art, this Afrocentric art movement is manifested in a focus on the African diaspora and seeks to capture visual feelings pertaining to what is happening in Black culture. The term “Afrocentric Neo-Impressionism” was originated by the artist in 2011.