Deirdreís work is about other people. She specialises in portraits, working mainly in clay and sometimes in stone. The portraits are cast in bronze, and other figurative work is also cast either in bronze, plaster or cement.
In the portrait work, efforts are focused on attempting to capture something of the essence of the sitter, so that the resulting piece will carry not only a reasonable likeness, but also something of the personality.
Other figurative work is more contemplative, and the artist creates pieces that allow the observer to make their own minds up about what they are seeing in the work.
Deirdre trained at Liverpool and Winchester Schools of Art in the 1970ís, when William Crozier was in charge, and benefitted from being taught about traditional materials, techniques and processes. Since restarting in 2007-8 after a career break to bring up family, her paintings and sculptures are now in private and public collections in the UK and France.