Deirdre graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting in 1992. She then worked for ten years as a freelance Scenic Artist for Opera, Theatre and TV companies in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Deirdre is now a practising artist based in the Highlands of Scotland and exhibits her work in solo shows regularly. Her specialism is the portrait and figure - the work has a strong psychological and meditative quality. A love of people and an eternal fascination of all the colours of human nature continues to stimulate her practice.
She’s been tutoring art with adults for over ten years now and loves to engage new people with an encouraging and informative teaching style. She believes that Eden Court is a great environment to work in, surrounded by the rich diversity of many vibrant art forms.