Dionne Sievewright is originally from Perth and graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee in 1997 with a degree in Illustration and Printmaking. She has worked in a wide range of disciplines such as textiles (including designer for Missoni), greetings cards publishers, gift wrap design, books and calendars. She took up painting full-time in 2001 and works from her studio in Monmouthshire.
“My inspiration comes from my travels, the natural landscape and vistas and from everyday objects. Using watercolour and pencil sketches obtained from field trips as reference, I return to my garden studio where I use a mixture of media to create paintings that capture the mood and seasonal flavours of the environment. Memory and imagination play a major part in the creative process, in which composition, texture, light and tone are key factors. It’s about playing with the shapes, patterns and forms until the work is just right. Layers of paint are then applied, rubbed and scratched away, creating textural qualities associated with the landscape. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to dedicate my time to something I love.”