Deirdre Dyson is a professional artist and instructor from Loveland, OH. Her paintings use bold composition to capture her subject with vibrant color, reflecting love of the natural landscape and architecture. She has taught art to students from K through adults, at her Art House Studio, Loveland City Schools, and Art Academy of Cincinnati. Deirdre graduated from UC, DAAP, with Honors in BFA,Painting and BSc in Art Education. Workshop studies have been with Daniel Green, Kim English.
Is derived from natural forms of plants, trees, rocks and architecture. I search for high contrast and dramatic light. Seasonal changes and travel inspire me with new colors, lighting and subjects.
Color is my element for expression, pushing hue and intensity to the edge of realism to capture the essence of my subject with vibrancy and excitement.I work predominantly in oils.
If possible I begin on site, “en plein air”, or with live subject matter, to establish light and color, even if completed in the studio. After careful mixing of my main palette, I rapidly block in dark and light areas with color. I then build up definition loosely using bold color for visual excitement and emotional impact. I may stop at this stage, or proceed gradually building up detail. I try to keep brush strokes loose for a painterly quality to the work.