Born in Edinburgh, daughter of a sculptor, Deirdre trained in sculpture & printmaking at Liverpool and Winchester Schools of Art in the 1970s. Taught by William Crozier, William Pye, Patrick Heron and Norman Ackroyd amongst others, she was an early winner of the Northern Young Contemporaries Prize. Deirdre has exhibited widely and has work in public and private collections in the UK, US and France.
While working in a studio at Summerhall, Edinburgh (www.summerhall.co.uk) 2012-2017 she produced some of her best-known bronze portraits for public and private commissions, including a large bronze of Nelson Mandela for Glasgow’s City Chambers, and several pieces for the University of Edinburgh collection. Deirdre has embarked on a series of portraits of international women writers, starting with Virginia Woolf, Toni Morrison and Hannah Arendt.
Now working from a studio in the beautiful grounds of Ilmington Manor in Warwickshire, Deirdre welcomes visitors by appointment
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