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Dionne Swift

Dionne uses the scale, emotion and energy of Landscapes to inspire energetic drawings and textiles;  Artwork is developed for exhibition and to commission to create unique interior pieces for domestic and commercial environments.

The power of the elements: wind, rain, sea are translated into layers of intuitive marks: on paper and on cloth.  Thread colours and textures entwine to produce a vibrant and dynamic surface with tones visually mixing and revealing themselves hence captivating and entrancing the viewer.

Dionne sews as she draws, draws as she sews - using her sewing machine as a mark making tool.  Embroidery need not be a slow, static meditation but a lively, vibrant and effervescent.    

Gold winner of Craft & Design Magazine's Selected awards 2011, Textile Artist Dionne Swift is a graduate of Goldsmith’s College, she has a Masters in Textiles from UCE, Birmingham and has over 20 years of creative practice experience. Now based in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, she exhibits and tutors internationally.   

‘Dionne Swift’s engaging and innovative work commands huge respect from her peers as well as from other professionals and the public. Her great skill and extensive knowledge of her materials, techniques and processes are leading to exciting synergies.  She not only breaks boundaries but admits to ignoring them, the results showing an uncompromising integrity.’  - Melissa Warren, Textile Artist

craft&design Selected Gold Award Winner 2011
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