“Ari...Making a Statement”, 24 x 30 inches, oil on canvas“Ari...Making a Statement”, 24 x 30 inches, oil on canvas

Deirdre Shibano

CA Artist of the Year 2018




Deirdre Shibano is an award-winning artist residing in the Bay Area of California. Originally trained at the Art Student’s League in NYC with many notable teachers, she travelled out to the West Coast in the mid-70’s.  

Totally enamored with the extraordinary landscape of the state, she spent many years focusing on Plein-air painting. It is only in recent years that she has returned to her roots of portraiture and figurative work.  

Deirdre is passionate about painting. It is “the magic of paint” that inspires her. Always learning and continuing to grow in methods and techniques, she believes that “you will never get bored, because there is always so much to learn, and so many ways in which to improve!”

Deirdre strives to share this excitement and inspiration with her students, while still focusing on the foundation skills of drawing and painting.

An exhibiting artist, she is available for commissions. Contact her directly for teaching workshops.

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