Tennille Dix has experienced a worldwide journey, beginning in her childhood home in Quiogue on the eastern shores of Long Island, NY where she descended from an artistic family that surrounded her with art and creativity.
By age eighteen, she started her own clothing line, leading to a commission to design for Oleg Cassini. When her designs were displayed in the Lord and Taylor department store windows, she decided to pursue her career by enrolling in the Traphagen School of Design in Manhattan.
During the 1980's, she launched Tennille Designs, highlighting her unique decorative interior accessories. These were featured in international magazines and sold in some of the most prestigious stores such as Asprey's, Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Scully & Scully, and Neiman Marcus, garnering her an international reputation. Her works were collected by Princess Margaret, Princess Diana and Sir Elton John.
Of late, Tennille has turned her voice and passion into painting abstractly and intuitively, using acrylics and mixed media. Her creative vision spans life experiences in nine countries where she has resided: USA, Switzerland, Mexico, France, Hong Kong, Australia, United Kingdon, Ireland, and Canada. The Australian sunsets, the tireless buzz of Hong Kong, the infinite white landscapes of Canada, and the endless beaches of Long Island all have had an influence in how she goes about creating her works of art that imbed and juxtapose color, light, movement, and nature's shapes.
She often says, "Abstract art is a journey, and that journey is the best part of the experience." Tennille Dix appreciates that it is not the destination, but the journey that counts.