Born and raised in New Jersey, into an artistic family, Deidre Sheean went on to study art herself at the Art Students League of New York. During her time there, she studies painting and drawing under Robert Brachman and Robert Beverly Hale. After that, she studied graphic design and illustration at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of design and illustration at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design.
Sheean is quite active in the New Jersey art scene, having participated in three solo shows and a dozen group exhibitions in the state. Sheean continues to draw inspiration from her New Jersey residence and the artistic community that has grown there.
I have always lived among artists
My mother was a successful portrait painter and for years the president of a local art gallery. Most of her friends and the people that flowed in and out of our house were artists of all sorts; writers, musicians, dancers, horticulturalists and puppet makers too. It was a lively and stimulating atmosphere to grow up in. Luckily, when I had my own family, we were fortunate to discover a small town in Central New Jersey called Roosevelt, and like my mother, Roosevelt has, over the years, attracted an unusually large number of artists have been an integral part of my life.
Honorable Mention–Mixed Media–Ellarslie Open 36 2019, Trenton, NJ
MCAC Award–Monmouth Country Arts Council 1998, Lincroft, NJ
2nd Place Award–Art Alliance Show 1998, Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ
Purchase Award–Mercer County Artists 1989, MCCC, West Windsor, NJ