Deirdre West is a classical realist oil painter and world traveler. She was born and raised amidst the natural beauty of Alaska.
Her formal art training began with private lessons taught by world renowned painter Kamille Corry, whom she studied with for five years. Deirdre also studied at the prestigious Florence Academy of Art in Italy and at The Art Institute of Southern California.
Deirdre has spent years traveling the world, visiting over 30 countries. As she traveled, she hired locals to sit as models and painted landscapes from the changing light on Aztec ruins, to the haunting tapestry lined alleyways of Essaouira.
Her art has won numerous juried art shows and been exhibited in museums and galleries.