She has lived and worked in England France, Jamaica and the United States. In 1974 she became a Canadian citizen and currently lives in Ottawa, ON.
Since 1962, Dickson has had more than 60 one-person exhibitions in six countries and has participated in more than 400 group exhibitions. She has been a guest lecturer in nine universities in the United States and has been invited to speak all across Canada at art schools and universities.
Her best-known work consists of: hand-tinted photo etchings, giclee, black and white silver gelatin and cibachrome prints with subject matter ranging from Italian landscape, sculpture, architecture and mythology.