Dinah Giffin was born in 1954 in Toronto, Ontario. While she was in elementary, junior and high school her entire focus was art, art. In 1983 she graduated with Honors from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Followinmg graduation, Dinah represented the Fine Art Department for the Helen Pitt award in Vancouver, B.C.
Dinah paints on recycled wood which is salvaged from old buildings, fences or is washed up on local beaches. The paintings are framed in alder twigs or in Pacific Willow branches. Pieces of wrecked boats which are washed up on shore and weathered boards present a natural beauty that represents years of history that blend into the ambience of her unique style of painting.
"My roots are firmly and happily planted on our beautiful island. There is a great feeling of inspiration from walking the beaches and enjoing the natural beauty of the ocean. Each piece of wood has its own imperfections, nail holes, scrapes and marks which I include in my paintings. I hope you enjoy my art." Dinah!