Colton Dixon Receives Gift from Family

The Kaut family, Diane, Tyler, and Michael, gave Christian artist Colton Dixon, venter, with an airbrushed painting during his appearance in Oskaloosa. RD Keep photo.

Colton Dixon has a huge following across the Midwest. None may be more so than the Kaut family from Pleasant Hill.

Michael, Diane and Tyler were among 700 who saw the Christian artist perform in Oskaloosa Thursday. They were, however, the only ones who brought a gift.

Tyler, a special needs student and senior at Southeast Polk High School brought an airbrushed picture to give to Dixon. Dixon and the Kaut family spent some time together before a meet and greet session. Both Tyler and Dixon were all smiles during the encounter.

Tyler’s dad Michael, did the painting as part of a class he was taking at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny.

“I did it for an air brush class I was taking at DMACC in Ankeny and the final project was a black and white painting,” said Michael Kaut. “I didn’t know who to paint and my wife was being inspired by his music at the time and said he has a great face and features so why not do him? I scrolled through his Facebook pages to find some images and that is what happened.”

Kaut found the image he was looking for on the cover of Dixon’s Anchor album.

Read the full story in the March 8 edition.