Born and from the Northern Beaches of Sydney Australia (Gaimarigal Country)
Currently lives and works between the Northern Beaches of Sydney and the Central Coast


2019 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Exhibitions and Prizes

2022 Finalist in the Kennedy Art Prize
2022 Bangles, eco dyed scarves and eco dyed books for sale in the Manly Art Gallery and Museum which is ongoing
2022 ‘Ochre Woman’ Exhibition at Creative Space North Curl Curl 28th June to 11th July
2021 ‘Ochre Woman’ Exhibition at Creative Space North Curl Curl 28th June to 11th July (Postponed due to Covid)
2021 ‘Right Here Right Now’ Exhibition at Fire Shed Gallery 12th to 28th Feb
2020 Selected to be on the Northern Beaches Artist Panel
2020 Selected for Northern Beaches Artist Grant
2019 Merekat Exhibition, See Street Gallery
2019 Kaleidoscope, See Street Gallery
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



2014-2022 Commissioned to paint portraits for private clientele
2015-2019 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


2022 The Manly Observer June 30
2022 Pittwater Life July Article – July issue
2022 Artist of the month on Northern Beaches council online – July issue
2022 Featured on the cover of Review magazine (June 29th – July 5) and pages eight and nine
2021 Featured in 2099 DEE WHY Issue #2 magazine, Front Cover and pages six and seven
2021 Featured in @yourneighbourhoodmedia online magazine on page six in the October 2021 Issue
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 – 2022 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 and Schizophrenia Fellowship.
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

Volunteer Work

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.

Professional Associations

2018 to 2022 Member of the National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA)



Heidi Lee Warta has lived on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney where she was born all of her life until recently as she now lives between both the Central Coast and the Northern Beaches.

Art is a way of life for artist Heidi Lee Warta from Gai-mariagal Country (Northern Beaches). She uses pigments, wax, resin, acrylic, oil paints and random up-cycled objects to create her much loved treasures and includes paintings, sculptures and scarves “The use of colour and texture speaks profoundly to me and the therapeutic value of art in my life delivers so many gifts”.

Heidi’s work is passionate and vibrant. She endeavours 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.

Heidi is a full-time artist creating commission pieces for clients and is currently working part-time as a support worker in the mental health arena and disability service teaching art to clients.

Inspirations & Heidi Lee………

Nature, spirit, travelling, markets, culture, ceremonies, oceans, diving, fish, photos, happy snaps, BIRDS, books, drumming, dancing, randomness, sunsets, flowers, fruit, organic, leaves, fire, people, LOVE, smiles, faces, boldness, history, raindrops on webs, fresh, dreams, cuddles, cooking, meditation, fitness, wild animals, spirituality, textures, hammers & art tools, mold, dirty things, artists, musicians, stories, dress ups, parties, connecting, candy, rustic furniture, originality, personality, tragedy, intelligence, vibration, feelings, fast cars, fashion, colour, satori, yoga, real estate, rainbows, energy, crystals, rocks & minerals, motorbikes, music, waves, ART, laughing, bodies, skies, unique souls, elation, moments with people…..clouds, sunsets, blessings, light and sleep! Pretty much loads of stuff! haha