Originally from Florida, Dede graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and a Degree in Art Education from the University of Colorado. Over the years, she has continued to study painting through classes and workshops and exhibited in National shows such as American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America,
and Women Painters of the Southeast.
She is a member of the Atlanta Artist Center, Atlanta Fine Arts League, The Brushwork Society, and Plein Air Fine Arts Alliance of Georgia.
Working predominantly in oil, she enjoys painting the ﬁgure, still life, animals and landscapes.