Dionne Sievewright

The Bute Gallery Art Exhibition May 2019

May 4 will be a special day for us at the bute gallery, with the arrival of a collection of paintings on our beloved Isle of Bute, by artist Dionne Sievewright.

Dionne is a Scottish Artist, born in 1973 in Perth, Scotland. Professionally qualified with a degree in illustration and printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee, Dionne has worked in a wide range of disciplines, including surface pattern design for textiles, architectural rendering and illustration for greeting cards, gift wrap, books and calendars. She also worked for a short period in Italy as a textile designer for the fashion house Missoni. 

From 2001 Dionne Sievewright has worked as a full time professional artist. Typically inspiration for her paintings comes from travels, the natural landscape and vistas, and from everyday objects. Dionne uses watercolour and pencil sketches obtained from field trips as reference, after which she returns to our art studio. Using a mixture of media she creates paintings that capture the mood and seasonal flavours of the environment. Memory and imagination play a major part in the creative process of Dionne’s art work. Composition, texture, light and tone are key factors. Talking about her art work Dionne says: ” It’s about playing with the shapes, patterns and forms until the composition is just right. I then apply layers of paint which are applied, rubbed and scratched away, creating textural qualities associated with the landscape.

Dionne Sievewright captures the changes of light throughout the seasons in her paintings. Her technique simplifies and accentuates the shapes and patterns of the land and rural buildings within it. Using vibrant layers of colour and pattern she successfully conveys the changing seasons inspired by the landscapes of Scotland, South West England and South Wales.

Come and celebrate picturesque Bute with Dionne Sievewright at the bute gallery on May 4 – the first of an exciting list of artists for this year’s Exhibition events.