"Six Little Cottages", a small painting but which still exemplifies Dionne's distinctive approach to landscapes. The semi-abstract one dimensional representation of the strong red and orange foreground, inspired by the poppies in the fields, contrasts with the much more detailed handling of the quaint row of whitewashed cottages brought to life by the birds above.
Born in Perth and now living in south Wales, Dionne graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone Art School in Dundee. A love of colour and texture are obvious in her vibrant and dramatic paintings inspired by the changing seasons seen in the landscape of Scotland, South West England and South Wales, where she now has her studio.
The influence of her wide experience in illustration and design and in particular working as a textile designer in the Italian fashion house, Missoni, can be detected in her approach to landscapes and still lifes. She considers herself very fortunate to be fulfilling her dream, dedicating time to something she loves so much.