Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Dinah’s childhood years were spent in Gympie and Toowoomba, often visiting farming relatives in country Queensland, giving her an early appreciation for nature and the land.
Creativity was always something Dinah was drawn to, coming from a family of painters, bakers and jewellery makers, having particular admiration for her Grandfather’s creative skill in cutting and polishing Agate stones. She used to spend countless hours with him in his shed as he made jewellery and polished delicate rocks for shows all around the world. She has a particular love of colour and all it’s variations and is influenced by nature, gardens, interiors and all things that can be made.
At school, Dinah had a desire to study all the creative subjects like fashion design, cooking and art, but ended up working in the finance sector. Even though she enjoyed numbers, Dinah yearned to further explore her artistic side and whilst on maternity leave, took drawing and painting classes which she loved and persued on a weekly basis for several years exploring various mediums and genres.
Dinah began painting Still Life, but her affinity with travelling the landscape drew her closer to this genre and she is drawn to capturing the raw natural beauty she sees in the landscape, especially the warmth and colour of the light and the shapes and form of the land in a contemporary semi-abstract way.
Over the years, Dinah has exhibited in many art shows and group exhibitions and in 2020, she launched her own website to sell her Original paintings and Prints and her works are also available through some retail stockists.
She paints mostly in acrylics with some oils and mixed media from her home studio inspired by her en-plein air recordings of colour and brushmarks. Her works vary from semi realistic detail to semi abstract forms with loose playful brushstrokes.
Dinah finds the process of making art quite therapeutic. Being still in nature brings her peace and going on travel explorations to her local bayside islands and travelling with her family to discover new places brings her joy of which she has a yearning to interpret with paint to share with her viewers.