Mary Hyde

Mary Hyde VAS FASMA is an oil painter of more than 30 years, with a high regard for outdoor painting and studio work. Her work demonstrates a strong understanding of tonal values with a sensitive and efficient colour usage. Gentle brush work with rich warmth and colour are hallmarks of her painting style. With many years of painting, colour, light, and subject selection are brought to life with her confident technique. Mary’s work developed with overseas travel to the UK, France, Italy, and New Zealand from 2011 onwards, where the different scenery and need to paint in busy locations developed an energy and immediacy to her work. She enjoys painting an array of subject matter from landscape, marine, figure/portraiture, interior studies and still life. Mary is a regular exhibitor with the VAS, Melbourne, and Country Victoria Exhibitions. Among her many awards and commendations, she won the Victorian Artists Society ‘Artist of the Year’ in 2006 and 2012 and the Mission to Seafarers ‘Maritime Traditional Art Award’ in 2015 and 2017. Mary was honoured with the Australian Society of Marine Artists President’s Medal in 2018 followed by her elevation to Fellowship in 2021.

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Awards & Achievements

Mary’s work has been recognized and collected in Corporate and Private Collection in Australia and Overseas, including the Victorian Artists Society Private Collection. Her recent awards include:

  • Best in Show Yea Rotary Art Exhibition 2024

  • Local Content Award Yea Rotary Art Exhibition 2023

  • 1st Prize Award Victorian Artists Society Spring Exhibition 2022

  • Best Oil. Ocean Grove Annual Art Show 2022

  • Heritage 9 x 5 Award Whitehorse Art Exhibition 2022

  • Victorian Artist Society Maritime Exhibition 2nd Prize Award 2022