Dede is a contemporary realist painter, combining a unique vision and style to capture landscapes to still life, and now moving onto figures as well as pet portraits. She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, and taught art at Charles River Day School as well as Montgomery County Day School. Soon after she devoted her time to raising her three boys while also representing artists' for Portrait South and eventually transitioning into a successful real estate career. . Dede is a member of the Vero Beach Art Club, Oil Painters of America and the Wayne Art Center. Her painting as well as many of her other creative and design pursuits have brought a renewed sense of inspiration and purpose to her life, which is keenly reflected in her work.