Dinah Swan, Pastel Artist
Dinah Leavitt Swan has been a creative artist her whole life beginning as a dancer and actress.
She earned a Ph.D. in theatre (her published dissertation is on feminist theatre of the 1970s) and worked as a director and university professor for over two decades. Dinah is the author of five novels and nineteen plays all of which are produced, six won national awards.
About 15 years ago Dinah abandoned theatre and fiction writing to become a painter, eventually settling on pastels.
She prefers animal subjects. “Animals inspire me. I find pure joy in creating their images. I smile almost constantly while painting them and have been known to talk to them. A little.”