This page is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend De who died suddenly on Monday 21st January 2013.
The world is a better place for the life that De lived. We are sad at her leaving but glad that we knew her.
Rest In Peace De.
Deirdre O`Brien was a self-taught artist living in Dublin. She first exhibited in 1987 with the Artists Guild whose members included well know names in Irish Art such as Aiden Dunne ( Art Critic The Irish Times), Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick ( Award winner 2001 Illustrated children`s book) Mary Lohan, and John F. Skelton .
She continued her Art education at NCAD (National College of Art and Design, Dublin) and participated in workshops and specialist art courses. Deirdre was influenced by the structure of the environment and explored the personality of trees in response to their environment.
She worked on the compilation of the Bank of Ireland art collection and joined the Cork Crawford School of Art in viewing the most important works of art in Milan, Florence and Venice. Excursions to the capitals of Europe to view special exhibitions and collections complimented her self development.
Specialist workshops in varied environments such as with marine artist Kenneth King in Co.Donegal, Ann-Marie Keavney at NCAD and Scottish watercolourist artist Susie Hunt in Greece, are reflected in her work.