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B. 1981, Perth, Western Australia.

Lives and works in Mt Lawley, Western Australia.

Proud member of NAVA, WA Portrait Artists, Portrait Society of America


  • 2024 23rd Int. Art Exchange, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo (Japan)

  • 2024 Conversations II, Inglewood Arts Hub, Inglewood WA

  • 2024 Lumiere, Le Vivant, Highgate WA

  • 2023 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks NSW

  • 2023 City of Stirling Art Awards, Council Centre, Innaloo WA

  • 2023 Hidden Corners, Vinyl Gallery, Leederville WA

  • 2022 Portia Geach Memorial Award- SH Ervin Gallery, NSW

  • 2022 The Percival Portrait Painting Prize - Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD

  • 2021 The Lester Prize for Portraiture - Art Gallery of WA, Northbridge WA

  • 2020 Lester Prize for Portraiture - Salon des Refuses, Perth WA

  • 2020 City of Busselton Art Awards - ArtGeo Complex, Busselton WA

  • 2020 Lethbridge 20000 Art Award - Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington QLD

  • 2020 WA Portrait Artists - PS Art Space, Fremantle WA

  • 2019 Incontro Di Artisti in Salento -Palazzo Gallone, Citta di Tricase Italy

  • 2019 La Machina Di San Cresci - Greve in Chianti, Tuscany Italy

  • 2019 First Look - Buratti Gallery, Subiaco WA

  • 2018 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture - Art Gallery of WA, Northbridge WA

  • 2018 City of South Perth Art Award - South Perth WA

  • 2018 Ellenbrook Art Award - The Gallery, Ellenbrook WA

  • 2018 Meraki VI – Whitespace Gallery, Fremantle WA

  • 2018 The Big Splash - Public Art Exhibition, Community Art Project, WA

  • 2016 Mt Hawthorn Laneway Festival - Mt Hawthorn WA


2021 Baldock Family People's Choice Award, The Lester Prize
2020 People's Choice Award, City of Busselton Art Awards
2020 Highly Commended, City of Busselton Art Awards
2020 Highly Commended, City of Bayswater Art Award


Edith Cowan University, WA – B Arts (Visual Arts) 
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, WA - Adv Dip. Set and Costume Design
Central TAFE - Cert IV Visual Art and Contemporary Craft
Studio Geneve  - Visual Art


Desiree has been awarded 2019 residencies in Tuscany, Italy, and Tricase Porto, Italy.


Works held in private collections in Australia, Canada, South Korea, Germany, United States.

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