Dione Dolan, AFCA
Having a deep love for and connection to nature, Dione Dolan’s artwork reflects where her passion lies and her inspiration is drawn from. Dione is a local artist. She moved to the west coast at a young age and quickly fell in love when she saw the vast and breathtaking wilderness of British Columbia: the rocky Pacific shoreline, the moss and foliage of the Pacific Temperate Rainforest, and ever transforming skies over the local Cascade Mountains; captured in many of her pieces. Dione began sketching as a child and as a self-taught artist, found her muse in the piercing eyes of wild creatures. Today her artwork focuses on communicating the many states of human emotion that are found, portrayed, and reflected in nature’s landscape. With each piece, Dione invites the viewer to share in an emotion, ranging from the peaceful quiet solitude found deep in the trees as they disappear into a dense fog, to the cacophony and chaos of smashing waves as a storm approaches scattering the sea birds above. Dione’s love for nature and the outdoors is evident throughout her work even though she, at times, steps outside that realm to explore different styles and subjects.
Dione is an Associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and is a regular donor of art to fundraisers to support various community events. In 2013 Dione was honoured as the Art Impact Ambassador by the Women Worldwide Initiative. Her art has been selected to features in many FCA juried shows where she has been the recipient of awards including Awards of Excellence and a First Place Award. Dione was featured in Surrey Arts 2016; receiving her third award from the SAG for her piece titled “Endure the Storm”. Most recently Dione was awarded Associate Signature status by the Federation of Canadian Artists March 2018.