A lifelong artist, Deidre studied fine arts at the University of New Mexico. She moved to los Angeles where she received a degree in graphic design. In her graphics career, she worked with ad and marketing firms to create logos, illustrations, wine labels and other pieces for companies such as Kawasaki, Proctor and Gamble, Bank of America, The American Heart Association among many others.
Her mediums include bronze sculptures, resin sculptures, etchings, pastels, acrylics and watercolor and her newest medium is her own invention, called TorchArt on metal where she literally paints with a torch.
Her most recent exhibit 'Holding onto Freedom was shown at the Kennedy Gallery in May 2018 and then moved to ACG. This exhibit created a 'stir' with Deidre's bold statements about recent events in the U.S.
Deidre's work is displayed in private art collections internationally. A few of her awards include:
2000 "Woman Rising"- Award of Merit, California State Fair
1997 'Within Reach"- Award of Merit, California State Fair
1996 "Femme Fatale"- 3rd Place, 3rd Annual Bronze Invitational
1996 "Release"- Award of Merit, California State Fair
1994 "Brigit"- Award of Merit, California State Fair
jt (Terry) Whittaker
I first discovered my love of photography in my 20’s after taking several courses in black & white photography. I am passionate about finding the perfect moment and capturing what my mind’s eye sees. My inspirations are Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Eyvand Earle. My experience is in various types of photography, including LANDSCAPES, STILL LIFE, FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS, real estate and lifestyle/event photography shoots. My goal is to capture the unique quality and personality of every subject I photograph. To me painting with light and capturing the colors and moods of nature are the most interesting facets of photography. Whether in the subtle hues of “Under Capitola Pier”, the rustic red of “Eamon’s Door”, the moody but rich colors of “Abandoned Cottage”, the strange & wonderful fog in “Foggy Beauty” or the vibrant colors of “Capitola Colors”, I hope you will view my work and enjoy it.
I’m a Mongolian American multi-media visual artist, currently living and crafting from Sacramento with my husband and 3 cats.
My greatest love in life is the freedom of expression and healing through art. I love being able to create something special, which is a great source of fun and therapy in itself, and to be able to share it with the world is a dream come true.