Hello Everyone !.....Artist and Art tutor Maria Heaton has a long painting history of almost 30 years . Born in the northern NSW seaside town of Ballina and inspired by the local natural beauty ‚ Maria's work is quite diverse ..encompassing all sorts of subject matter . This fact alone makes Maria a sought after art tutor and popular artist. For 2 years Maria ran her own pop up Gallery in Ballina and has won numerous local art prizes for her work .
I hope you enjoy her passion !

2005 Southern Cross Art Festival.... First Prize in Decorative Art section
Highly commended Decorative Art

2006 Lismore Art Club.... First Prize in Still Life, any medium

2006 TURSA Art Prize.... Highly commended in Still Life
Highly commended in Portraiture

2006 Alstonville Show Society.... First Prize in Still Life

2007 Lismore Art Club.... First Prize in Any Subject, any medium

2011 TURSA Art Prize.... First Prize Seascape Section
Highly Commended in Domestic Animals & Wildlife &
Popular People's Choice Award

2012 TURSA Art prize . !st prize in Still Life section

2013 Marine Rescue art prize... Packers prize

2013 TURSA Art Prize ... 1st prize winner of Portraiture section

2016 BACCI Annual Grace Cruice Memorial Art prize....
Winner of Peoples Choice Award

2016 BENTLEY Art Prize ...overall winner section 1 ..Richmond Valley Art Prize

2016 TURSA Art Prize ....1st prize in Townscapes section

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Marias firstly took classes in folk art painting back in the early 80's and taught classes for many years before turning her attention to much larger surfaces and canvas ! Teaching art has taught Maria to be versatile but Maria continues to learn from many fantastic art tutors Australia wide . ! Its a lifetime of learning .........


I JUST LOVE PAINT and am influenced by many styles ......in fact my favourite thing is to continue to experiment with different ones ...................."just to see if I can pull it off " Life is too short to learn all there is about painting !

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