, Collaroy Plateau (30mins from Sydney)
Born Australia (Gaimaragal Country – Collaroy Plateau)
Lives and works in Sydney
Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts
2019 Kaleidoscope, See Street Gallery Sydney
2019 Merkat, See Street Gallery Sydney
2018 Emerge, See Street Gallery Sydney
2018 From A to G, See Street Gallery Sydney
2012-2018 Exhibiting regularly at ‘Drift’ in Collaroy
2016 Combined art exhibition at ‘Fine & Country’ Real Estate in Double Bay
2015 May: Solo Art exhibition at Girdlers Grind in Dee Why on the strand
2011 Solo art exhibition at ‘Hot Yoga’ in Brookvale
2008 Solo art exhibition at the ‘Marina’ in Akuna Bay
2014-2018 Commissioned to paint portraits for private clientele
2015-2018 Commissioned to create resin artworks for private clientele throughout Sydney
2016 Commissioned to paint corporate art for a client in Hong Kong
2013 Commissioned to paint a large painting of Gina Rinehart and Lang Hancock for Gina Rinehart
2014 Commissioned to create an art installation for Subsonic music festival
2014 Combined art exhibition at Tap Gallery
2014 Solo art exhibited at Tap Gallery for spoken word evening
2014 Commissioned to paint for the owner of Fine & Country
Private collections in Sydney, Western Australia, Queensland and internationally including USA (California, Los Angeles, New Hampshire), China, Thailand, and Bali
2018 Featured in Peninsular Living magazine Edition: March 2018 Issue
2016 Featured in the 2016 Inspiration: International Art Book
2012 Art featured in Wise Women book
2012 – 2019 Ongoing teaching art to children and adults from my studio
2017 – 2019 Teaching art part-time at ‘Your Side’ Australia, mental health and disability service.
2013-2017 Teaching art part-time at ‘One Door’ Australia, mental health and disability service
2016 Teacher at ‘If You Like Art’ in Brookvale
2016 – 2018 Curated three consecutive group exhibitions for students at Bella Vista Café, North Head, Manly
2012 Volunteered 18 weeks full time and materials, painting with the children at the YPAC Disabled Orphanage. The paintings were auctioned for $10,000. Over $20,000AUD for the YPAC Orphanage was raised in total.
2018 Member of the National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA)
Heidi Lee Warta lives on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney where she was born.
Heidi Lee’s work is passionate and vibrant. She endeavors to capture a life force and energy. The use of vivid colour and bold textures blended together gives her work a unique style, depth and a sense of heartfelt emotion where she focuses on rich palettes and techniques.
In 2012 Heidi Lee was living in Indonesia where she volunteered her time and materials and painted with the beautiful children at the YPAC Disabled Orphanage over a whopping 18 week period. The paintings Heidi and the children completed were auctioned for $10,000. Over $20,000AUD for the YPAC Orphanage was raised in total. This experience was a profound turning point in Heidi’s life.
Heidi is a full-time artist creating commission pieces for clients all over Sydney and is currently working part-time for ‘Your Side’ Australia, mental health and disability service teaching art to recipients and carers. Heidi also holds adult and children’s art classes from her studio in Collaroy Plateau.
Heidi works many layers to give depth and texture infusing wonderment, confusion, and the element of magic, leaving the viewer asking… “How did you do that?” Favorite methods used are mixed media including resin, wood, fabric, plastic, metal, cardboard, glue, impasto, acrylic, oil, pigment, sand, oil, house paints wax, shellac, fire, and sweat.
Artist statement: Being an artist is my truth and spreading a positive message where I can is my purpose. I feel that it is a part of my life’s journey to create and teach the therapeutic value of creating art. The ins