Deano Shirriffs

Deano Shirriffs was born in 1982 in Palmerston North, with the sun sign Aries Sun and the moon sign Aquarius Moon.

Shirriffs' abstract landscape paintings explore a connection to the natural world and the cosmos.

Finding form and inspiration from the environment, and the alignments of planets and stars, the artist embeds in his paintings concepts relevant to the themes he investigates in each new body of work.

After achieving an A Bursary with a scholarship in photography at Palmerston North Boys’ High School, Shirriffs’ ongoing art studies included terms at both Elam School of Fine Arts (Auckland) and the School of Fine Arts at Massey University (Wellington campus).

Shirriffs graduated with a Bachelor Fine Arts (Dunedin) in 2012, having also been awarded top of the painting department in his year.

The artist now lives and works in Palmerston North.