"Spring Life" is a still life set up in Dionne's studio. One of her favourite flowers of the colder months, the amaryllis grows proudly and is particularly beautiful in white. It is balanced by a collection of objects such as the eucalyptus in the cream spotted jug, the little bird decoys and the decorative hearts, with the black and white stripes adding a graphic element to this painting.
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.