14th November - 17th December
Dionne uses the scale, emotion and energy of landscapes to inspire energetic
drawings and textiles. The power of the natural elements - wind, rain and sea are
translated into layers of intuitive marks on paper and on cloth. Thread colours
and textures entwine producing a vibrant and dynamic surface of visually mixed
tones that captivate and entrance the viewer.
Dionne sews as she draws and draws as she sews using her sewing machine as a
mark making tool. Embroidery need not be a slow, static meditation but rather
lively, vibrant and effervescent.
Gold winner of Craft & Design Magazine’s ‘Selected’ awards, textile artist,
Dionne Swift is a graduate of Goldsmith’s College. She has a masters in textiles
from UCE, Birmingham and has over 26 years of creative practice experience.
Now based in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, she exhibits and tutors internationally.