Dickey lives in Columbus, MS, and teaches at Mississippi University for Women (since 1999). He earned a bachelor of science and a bachelor of fine arts from mMississippi University for Women. He obtained an MFA from Texas Tech University.
His work has been exhibited in more than 121 national juried exhibitions and three solo shows. His art is included in 12 collections throughout the United States. He has been the recipient of 13 awards and prizes. He is a member of The Boston Printmakers, Southern Graphics Printmaking Society, Mid-American Printmaking Council, and the Los Angeles Printmakers Society.