Anna Niblic Heggie Biography
Anna was born in Sydney of immigrant European parents and dreamed of becoming an artist at about 10 years of age when she crept into the forbidden, oil paint impregnated attic-studio of her Nanna in Surry Hills.
From age 19 she studied for three years in Sydney with a strict Tonal Impressionist, Fred Martin, from the Max Meldrum School. Anna reflects on this time: " I learnt to see tonally but perhaps more importantly, we engaged in regular philosophical conversations on art and life that has sustained a deeper enquiry through out my life."
Anna has complemented her life as an artist with teaching workshops, onsite and online in painting and photography.
Oscillating between the two media of painting and photography over many years have become integral to her visual expression. Her paintings have become more photographic and her photography, more painterly.
Precious times spent investigating places frequented by painters and photographers of previous and contemporary generations have helped to more clearly encapsulate her own vision. These travels have included France, Italy, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, USA, Canada and New Zealand.
Her profession has led to a point in time in which she embraces the diversity of the traditions of painting and photography with new technologies. The awareness of seeing the subject remains transformative as even an instant can become a story and lead to an exciting discovery of the mind, intellect and spirit.
Anna enjoys yoga, meditation, walking along beaches, listening to music and writing. She finds these activities conducive for inspiration.