Artist Profile

Heidi Yardley

Let’s start from the beginning. When did you realise that being an artist was the career for you?

I was always drawing as a child, and when I was in high school I focused mainly on art in Years Eleven and Twelve. I didn’t think much about what a career meant; I just knew that art was what I wanted to pursue. I maintained a studio practice after finishing my degree and, like most aspiring artists, had a number of part time and casual jobs to support myself. It was almost fifteen years before I could become a full-time artist.

Many of your paintings and drawings are created from collaging and layering. Can you tell me about your art-making process?

I work mainly from photographs due to my interest

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