Mrs Dixon's portrait is drawn by Sadie (Year 6) in the style of Tim Burton. (You can find out more about the artist at the bottom of this page.)
Mrs Dixon is a teacher in Year 2 and also teaches art to everyone in school. We asked her some questions to find out more about her:
Where in the world would you like to visit?
Visiting New York was a dream I finally fulfilled last year. I had the opportunity to cycle round Central Park, watch the sunset over Brooklyn Bridge, stand on the mirrored floor at the top of the One Vanderbilt which reflected the skyscrapers and gaze at the paintings in the beautiful Guggenheim museum. (Have you spotted the spiral postcard in the Studio? That is the Guggenheim.) I'd love to travel to Sante Fe, New Mexico someday, but in the meantime, I am happy visiting all my favourite galleries in London.
What is your favourite animal?
I love animals and have owned both cats and dogs. At the moment, my cat used to belong to my mum. He is a gorgeous blue, grey colour and super friendly - as in return for stroking him he gives you a lick! He is a bit fussy though, as he will only drink from a mug and not a cat bowl!
Tim Burton is one of modern filmmaking’s best-known directors — largely because his films all look like Tim Burton films. It’s hard to find a recent director whose distinct visual aesthetic has become so universally, immediately recognisable. Burton got his start in the industry working as an animator for Walt Disney Studios, where he began to develop his staple brand of quirkiness. Before that, he grew up absorbing a range of pop art styles and cinematic influences that later led to his becoming something of an alienated gothic hero — which still makes itself felt in his work today.