Maria Radun is a full-time artist, working from her studio in Mornington. She currently teaches oil painting and drawing at Peninsula Arts Society. See our art class listing to find out more about Maria’s classes at Peninsula Arts.
Maria loves to paint still-life and scenes of the local natural environment, as well as figures and portraits.
Her painting technique is anchored in tonal realism, which gives her a strong technical foundation to explore various contemporary subjects and bring emotion into every piece.
After working as a graphic designer, Maria changed careers in her mid-thirties to become an artist, first getting a Fine Arts Bachelor Degree from Monash University, then pursuing a more classical approach to painting with the help of her mentors Fiona Bilborough and Bill Caldwell. Since 2018 she has shown in solo and group exhibitions, and has been a finalist in a number of art awards around Australia.
2022 Fifty Squared, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
2022 Winter Solstice Festival, Kerri Greens Winery, Red Hill
2022 Police Point Retrospective Exhibition, Drift Arts Festival, Point Nepean
2020 True Form exhibition, Mornington, Vic – Concept & Curation by Maria
2019 Women in Art Exhibition, Frankston Arts Centre
2018 MADA NOW, Graduation exhibition, Monash University
2017 Her-Story Exhibition, Sydney
2021 Cook Street Collective, Flinders, Victoria
2018 Box Hill Arts Community Centre, Melbourne
2018 Intermission Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne
Finalist 2022 A.M.E Bale Traveling Scholarship & Painting Award
Highly Commended 2023 VAS Summer Exhibition
Highly Commended 2022 VAS Spring Select Exhibition & Portrait Exhibition
Finalist 2022 Swan Hill Print & Drawing Acquisitive Awards
Finalist 2021 Tacit Still Life Prize
Finalist 2021 & 2022 Art Lovers Australia Prize
Finalist 2019 Wyndham Art Prize
Finalist 2019 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
2010 ADFAS Curatorial Scholarship
2023 Tasmania Residency, Glaziers Bay
2018 Police Point Artist in Residence program, Mornington Peninsula Shire
2018 Residency at Box Hill Community Arts Centre
To find out more about Maria and her work visit: www.mariaradun.com or Instagram.com/mariaradun_artist
Contact Maria direct: mob 0438 543 186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org