Di Skelly Heron Bio

    Di Skelly Heron
    Gold Coast Artist

    Di began her art career in Western Australia in 1967, in the field of commercial art. Di has focused on developing her own unique form of artistic expression. After 20 years in the commercial field, Di held her first solo exhibition during the America's Cup finals in Perth, 1987. The exhibition was staged on the cruise ship, Achille Lauro.


    A move to Darwin in 1989 prompted her to begin teaching others how to paint. During the nine di-black--white-webyears in Darwin , Di expanded her art business to include art promotions, publishing and manufacture of a large product range bearing her images. Di was awarded the 1995 Telstra Business Owner of the Year, NT.

    Over the years Di has travelled extensively and has shown her art in many countries. She is the only western artist ever to be invited to hold a solo exhibition in the exclusive Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club. The exhibition was a sell out.

    In late 1997 Di and husband Graeme moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland. Here, Di's focus is on teaching, painting and writing. She has written five books on Art and Healthy Lifestyles and Cooking.

    Di is an accomplished public speaker and talks on many topics to do with health and personal development through art.

    Di believes strongly in giving back to the communities that support her as an artist . To date her art has raised over $150,000.00 for charity.


    1987 America's Cup Achille Lauro Perth, Western Australia
    1989 Atrium Hotel Darwin, Northern Territory
    1990 Framed Gallery Darwin , NT
    1991 Framed Gallery Darwin, NT
    1992 Framed Gallery Darwin , NT
    1993 Framed Gallery Darwin, NT
    1994 Art on the Wharf Precinct Darwin, NT
    1995 Hotel Darwin Darwin, NT
    1996 Parliament House (group) Darwin , NT
    1996 Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club Hong Kong
    1997 Pacific Club Kowloon
    1997 Tourismo Gallery Macau
    1998 Jurong Bird Park Singapore
    1998 Gold Coast International Gold Coast
    1998 Crown Towers Resort Gold Coast
    1999 Watermark Hotel Gold Coast
    1999 to 2006- Qantas Club Lounges Australia wide
    2007 on - Corporate Jet Centre Brisbane


    1995 Telstra Business Owner of the Year Award for the Northern Territory

    NT Fashion Awards Knitwear Range
    Australian Print Awards
    Signature Art Prize Queensland Tourism Dept.


    Numerous Portrait Commissions
    Celebrity, Sporting, Corpoprate and private
    International Phone Card Range Telstra Australia
    Art Prints for Conservation Commission of the NT
    Parry Corporation Ltd
    Art Prints for Cancer Council of the NT
    Dinnerware Range Bristile Ltd Australia
    Umbrellas Rainbird Umbrellas Sydney
    Knitwear Range Kakadu Knitwear NT
    Art Prints R.S.P.C.A.


    Wellbeing Magazine, Business Review Weekly, Small Business Magazine, Territory Business Magazine, Conscious Living Magazine, Qantas Club Magazine, Readers Digest, NT Artists Calender, Nature Watch Magazine, Marie Claire, Elohim, Sedona Magazine.


    Territory Women - documentary

    Healthy Wealthy &Wise Feature

    The Great South East Feature

    Di Skelly Heron
    Major Corporate, Celebrity and Sporting Portraits and Art for Charity

    Greg Norman
    Adam Scott
    George Gregan
    Scott Prince
    Michael Voss
    Simon Black
    Sir Peter Blake NZ

    Nicole Kidman
    Lee Kernaghan
    Ian Moss
    Mark Gable
    Jon Stevens

    Telstra Key Personnel
    (25 Portraits)
    Bond Corporation Ltd ( Alan Bond)
    Parry Corporation Ltd
    Classic Event Management
    George Gregan Foundation
    ASD Kids ( Matt Rogers)
    Care Flight for Kids
    Cure Our Kids
    Hong Kong Children's Cancer Hospital
    NT Conservation Council
    NT Cancer Council
    To date, Di Skelly Heron's Art has raised over $150,000.00

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