A young Deirdra once told her mother she wanted to be a “coloring girl” when she grew up, when asked what that meant, her response was “someone who colors all day, duh!”. Years later, Deirdra graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a BA in Anthropology and Art and no idea what to do with it. So she backpacked Europe, drank lots of wine, and had a trip of lifetime. When she returned home and began instructing paint classes, she realized she had found what she wanted to do. When not instructing, she can be found listening to Springsteen & sipping cups of tea while dreaming up her next trip abroad, or your may see her doing live painting at the next wedding you attend!