• Dinah Swan

    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.”