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

2019 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

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

2014-2019 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


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 – 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 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 2021  Member of the National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA)


Heidi Lee Warta lives on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney where she was born.

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 for ‘Your Side’ Australia, mental health and disability service teaching art to recipients and carers. Heidi also held adult and children’s art classes from her studio in Collaroy Plateau for fifteen years and now lives in Bateau Bay. She comes to the Northern Beaches weekly to teach private art classes and holds random workshops.

Inspirations & Heidi Lee………

Nature, travelling, markets, culture, ceremonies, oceans, diving, fish, photos, happy snaps, books, drumming, dancing, randomness, sunsets, flowers, fruit, organic, leaves, fire, 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!

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 art.  The instinctual essence of who I am is channelled, filtered and revealed through my visual language.

Studio Manly


“My imagination is endless and the more creativity I use, the more I have infinite creativity.
I evoke my creative instinct and revel between the conscious and unconscious”.