Dickson was born at Tengenenge farm, hisfather Mr Chintema Bigson came from Mozambique. His mother came from Angola.
Hedid his my primary education at Horse -shoe from 1986-1992, from1993-96he finished his secondary school at St Francis school in Guruvewhenhe completed hisO’levels in 1996. He failed to proceed with his education due to economic difficulties sincehis father was a farm labourer.He also did a course in salesmanship in 1997 in Harare and failed to aquire employment despite having good passes at O’levels.
In mid 97he started sculpting seriously with the motivation ofhis uncle Kavance Machire andhis father. His sculpture during that time were loving birds, human figures removing their heads, magicians, torsos, ashtrays and fish.
Towards the end of 1997he started havingdreams, most of the nightshe dreamt sculpting some elephants and the dreams continued for about 2 years.He dismissed it as mere dreams, then somewhere in 1999 another client of Tengenenge wanted 5000 different elephants fromthe Gallery. Almost all established artists were asked to make elephants. His father was not spared, since he was working fulltime on the farm and part time as an artist, it was impossible for him to sculpt the 200 elephants he was allocated and he askedhisson Dicksonto help him.He said to himself “its better to make few nice sculptures than to meet the target with poor quality sculptures”. By the time all the sculptures were supposed to be readyDickson had finished 42 out of the 200 elephants. They were disappointed whenthey heard that the client could not come to tengenenge for his sculptures for unspecific reasons. Then Dickson displayed theelephantsonhis exhibition stand and differentclients started buyingthem. Aftera period of 3 months all elephants except 2 that had developed some crackswere gone. He continuedsculptingelephants and that becamehis trademark.
Dicksonexhibits his works at Tengenenge only. Hisworks have gone as far as Germany, Nertherlands ,Italy, Spain, Denmark, England, Chzeckslovakia, South Africa, Sweden, USA, Indonesia, Belgium and Korea.
Hisis looking forward to having his own family and to earn a decent living in sculpting. Since elephants are on high demand, hehas abandoned some of the styles of sculptureshe used to make way back, to have more time for the Elephants.
Nowdays he issculpting Elephants andMagicians, to mention but a few.