Isabelle Heaton is a Brisbane based portrait painter. Her emotionally evocative paintings frequently reference the female nude and the self, exploring concepts of abject feminism and the mortal fragility of the body. Her visceral painting technique evokes this bodily intent, with red paint splatters referencing blood and violence, the canvas itself becoming a body undergoing trauma. Heaton aims to manipulate these ideas in her work to become a strong feminist Australian portrait artist creating artwork that represents the female as a subject undergoing multitude of emotional and physical experiences. Additionally, Heaton cofounded art collective Your Pals in an attempt to platform emerging artists and establish a friendly community determined to divert the pretentious exclusivity of the art world.