Deirdre Bean: Natural Perspective

Mitchell Fine Art

Internationally awarded natural history artist Deirdre Bean is showing Natural Perspective, her first solo exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art

Recognised for her intricate botanical illustrations, watercolourist Deirdre Bean takes attention to detail to another level. Her exquisite fine, scientifically accurate drawings taken from life have been painstakingly developed over many months. 

With a focus on the intricacies of nature, Bean has delved into the minute details of our natural world, revealing intricate details that the eye sometimes misses.

“Whether it is the veins of a cicada wing, the stamens of an artichoke flower, or the whorls of a cowrie shell. The tiny details are so appealing to me.” Bean explains.
In her works, Bean has combined the natural world with human manufactured elements creating what she refers to as uncommon portraits. Constructing different meaning by adding utensils from everyday life to a classic botanical illustration; an antique spoon sits beside specimens of intricate flowers, an orange persimmon sit in contrast to a fine blue china cup.

Need to know -  Natural Perspective opens Friday 23rd August at 6pm with Deirdre Bean in attendance. Deirdre will also present an Artist Talk on Saturday 24th August from 2pm.

Nice to know - This is a wonderful opportunity for art lovers to learn more about Deirdre Bean’s practice as she discusses her inspiration and techniques. 

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Mitchell Fine Art

86 Arthur St

Fortitude Valley

Aug 21 - Sep 14

Mon- Fri 10-5.30

Sat 10-5

Free entry


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