Deirdre is an artist who puts physical objects to abstract use in visual poems. She enjoys and employs live quick sketching as one tool for seeing and for capturing movement and gesture. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her BS in Materials Science & Engineering from Northwestern University.
Deirdre has exhibited at Hyde Park Art Center, Betty Rymer Gallery, Evanston Art Center, the Museum of Shenandoah Valley, Koehnline Museum of Art Gallery, and the Swedish American Museum, among other venues. She has been awarded grants from the City of Chicago/Illinois Arts Counsel and was included in New American Paintings Midwest Edition in 2012, and as featured artist for Chicago Artists Month in 2008. Residencies include Ragdale Foundation, the Center for Books and Paper Arts, the Chicago Open Studios Program, and the Cliff Dwellers Club.
Deirdre has been with Urban Sketchers Chicago since 2014. In addition to urban sketching and physical doodles, she specializes in fauna, flora, and graphite. At this year’s seminar, Deirdre will be leading the workshop, Flora and Fauna in Situ.
See more of Deirdre’s work at artbydado.com.