Deidre Tao

Deidre Tao


Deidre Tao is a landscape painter based in Cambridge. Deidre derives most of her inspiration from the nature of New England, her native home. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she received traditional academic training in fine art. Having shown in solo, group and juried shows as an independent artist, Deidre sells her work to private collectors in the Boston area and throughout the US.

Deidre’s painting style lies between realism and expressionism. Full of color, movement, and brushwork, her paintings evoke emotion while grounded in realistic settings. She loves exploring the relationship between sky, water, and land in her ongoing series, “Water’s Edge.” Shorelines of rivers, marshes, and oceans have been a springboard for this discovery, which has afforded amazing painting retreats to beautiful coastal locations and has yielded more than thirty paintings on this subject to date.

Deidre feels honored to be invited to work on the CSArt Project with such a diverse cohort of fellow artists. She will present a work-in-progress slideshow of the painting that she produces this summer especially for the project, and looks forward to presenting limited edition prints of her painting as her shares to collectors.

Deidre lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children and works from her studio in Central Square. To read more about Deidre and her artwork, please visit