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