I went to his website after learning through an article that Matt Dixon had macular problem with his eyesight. It is incurable, and will eventually result in an inability to create these wonderful paintings for us. Happily, the condition has also spurred him to paint more!
I wrote to him, telling him how much I love his work, how sorry I was about his health problem, and hoping that this progressive disease would progress SUPER SLOWLY.
HE ANSWERED MY EMAIL! I’m still amazed that he did. He was very nice, thanking me for reaching out and saying I had brightened his day.
I learned that besides being super talented, he is a really nice man.