The painter exhibited at Notts Castle in 1894 with a title he had also entered at the RA that same year. There are four possible W and William Dicksons listed in references that could be this artist.
Whybrow notices the presence of William and Mrs Dickson within the St Ives community between 1901-10 whereas Tovey mentions that he and his wife are recorded in the town in July 1891, and that the artist took part in Carnival masquerades in both 1892 and '93. No certain information is availalbe at this stage, except that the title for Notts was Wild, wide and open to the air.
works and access
Works include: Wild, wide and open to the air (1894)
Notts Castle 1894
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (pp52-4)
Notts Exhibition catalogue (repr in Hardie 2009)
Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History
Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1901-10 list pp 213-4)