BOTANICA, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS SYDNEY DIRECTOR'S PRIZE
Every year from 2000 to 2015, Deirdre had work selected for Botanica, an exhibition of botanical art at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. She was awarded the inaugural (acquisitive) Director’s Prize for botanical excellence for her watercolour painting Papaver rhoeas (Poppy) in 2015.
HIGHLY COMMENDED GALLIPOLI ART PRIZE 2020
Major Smith’s petrichor 2020 Watercolour and graphite on Arches 300 gsm paper 70x157cm
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF BOTANICAL ARTISTS 25TH ANNIVERSARY 2019
Deirdre’s painting ‘Silver fern’ was selected for the American Society of Botanical Art’s 25th Anniversary publication in 2019.
Silver Fern watercolour on Arches 300 gsm 27x20cm
CAMELLIA AND MERMAID
Australian Watercolour Institute Annual Exhibition
This artwork is traveling to Taiwan for an exhibition before returning to Sydney later in 2020.
AUSTRALIA POST COMMISSION
In 2013 Deirdre was commissioned to paint a series of four stamps for Australia Post, the flowering shrubs of Christmas Island.