Nature has inspired Deirdre to paint her subjects closely, revealing intricate detail and perfect forms that the eye sometimes misses. Environmental threats to Australia’s flora has inspired Deirdre to paint species of environmental importance and vulnerability. Her recent PhD focussed on the mangrove species of Australia, most of which grow in and around the Daintree River in Far North Queensland. The watercolour paintings have been exhibited in London, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, and the Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah.
In 2017 Deirdre exhibited in her first major contemporary art exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art ‘A feast for the eyes’ and debuted in Sydney in a group exhibition 'Europe is always a good idea' at Stella Downer Fine Art.
Deirdre is represented in Queensland by Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane.
Deirdre is represented in NSW by Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney.