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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


2022 Portia Geach Memorial Award- SH Ervin Gallery, NSW2022 The Percival Portrait Painting Prize - Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD2021 The Lester Prize for Portraiture - Art Gallery of WA, Northbridge WA2020 Lester Prize for Portraiture - Salon des Refuses, Perth WA2020 City of Busselton Art Awards - ArtGeo Complex, Busselton WA2020 Lethbridge 20000 Art Award - Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington QLD2020 WA Portrait Artists - PS Art Space, Fremantle WA2019 Incontro Di Artisti in Salento -Palazzo Gallone, Citta di Tricase Italy2019 La Machina Di San Cresci - Greve in Chianti, Tuscany Italy2019 First Look - Buratti Gallery, Subiaco WA2018 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture - Art Gallery of WA, Northbridge WA2018 City of South Perth Art Award - South Perth WA2018 Ellenbrook Art Award - The Gallery, Ellenbrook WA2018 Meraki VI – Whitespace Gallery, Fremantle WA2018 The Big Splash - Public Art Exhibition, Community Art Project, WA2016 Mt Hawthorn Laneway Festival - Mt Hawthorn WA2012 SeeThings - Victoria Park Arts Centre, Victoria Park W


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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