Dee paints from her studio in West Cork. She works in oils, mainly with palette knife, to achieve texture, tone and depth. A signature theme of her work is the play of light on water.
Large skies, reflected light, cliffs, the changing moods of the coastline, the juxtaposition of the sea and the surrounding landscape, mountains and hidden lakes, bog lands, heather in sunlight – all inspire Dee. Walks on coastal paths looking down on the sweep of a beach at tide’s ebb, or along moorland tracks which lead to distant places provide her with colours and shapes and contours of the scenery that she loves to observe.
Yet she paints from her memories.
Trained in Devon, London and Ireland, Dee has exhibited successfully since 2000, and as well as solo shows has been included in selected group shows in London, Dublin, Cork City and West Cork. Her work is in private collections in Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe, USA, Hong Kong, and South Africa as well as with corporate clients and the Office of Public Works. Dee’s painting ‘Dreaming of West Cork’ is on display in Brussels at the headquarters of Ireland’s representative to the European Union.