Deirdre Bean

  • Nature has inspired Deirdre to paint her subjects closely, revealing intricate detail and perfect forms that the eye sometimes misses. Environmental threats to Australia's flora has inspired Deirdre to paint species of environmental importance and vulnerability. Her recent PhD focussed on the mangrove species of Australia, most of which grow in and around the Daintree River in Far North Queensland. The watercolour paintings have been exhibited in London, Maitland Regional Art Gallery and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.