Mary has been awarded the 2018 President’s Medal for her painting Little Christina, St Ives, UK.
ASMA President, Stan Stefaniak, wrote:
It was with great pleasure that I announced, at the 2018 ASMA National Exhibition opening, that this year’s President’s Medal had been awarded to Mary Hyde ASMA. Mary’s love of painting the marine environment is evident in her wonderful portrayal of maritime subjects. With the influences of painting trips in Australia, the UK and Europe Mary’s keen observation of vessels, her placement of these objects on canvas in an interesting manner and skilful drawing, use of colour and tonal values attest to her understanding and dedication to marine art. Mary’s evocative painting in this year’s ASMA Exhibition Little Christina, St Ives UK, beautifully narrates the marine story.
Painting for more than 25 years, Mary was twice awarded ‘Artist of the Year’ at the Victorian Artists Society and she had won the ANL Best Traditional Painting Award in 2015 and 2017.