About Me


YAAMA!!! Hello!!! My family are Yuwaalaraay mob from north west New South Wales, Australia, from a little town called Goodooga. My maternal side is indigenous, and my dadís side is white Australian country folk!


Growing up my family didn't delve much into history or the way things were, they just got on with life in the best manner they knew how. My grandmother worked in the general store, and cleaned, when I was a child, and my grandfather had a shearing team. Yuwaalaraay language was not spoken, apart from words, not sentences. What was passed down was stories of family, of spiritual occurrences, and the few words we picked up. So I have no dreamtime story knowledge from my grandparents.


My grandmothers brother is an artist, and Uncle Vic is a re-knowned ceramist, and now etcher. He has passed down some stories that he was told and has in a book. I prefer to paint in contemporary style, about experiences and circumstances relevant to today, although the themes can translate across ages, cultures and time. I like to paint storied, yours and mine, and I hope to connect with you via those stories. I also paint in response to music, the colours around me and the conversations I hear. What I feel, I paint, but that may not be what you see...and that is perfect!


I have sold paintings all over the world, and nothing pleases me more than seeing my art hanging on a wall in its forever home, and being much loved by its new owner. My paintings have been purchased by domestic and international buyers, and can be found in Abu Dhabi, USA, Canada, NZ, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, UK, as well as around Australia.


I have dabbled in fabric and clothing design, however found the process exhausting and too expensive! Instead I have my designs used by Lifewear, Faebella and Dezigna.


I have small jewellery pieces - small wooden crosses on leather necklaces, and hand carved timber wedges/pendant on a leather necklace. My father also cuts crosses of other sizes for me for wall hanging purposes etc.


In the last year I have been working in schools and with a PCYC with art workshops, and have travelled to Canberra and Cloncurry to do so! Also working with teachers and private workshops are fun!!! Latest workshop development is my selection to be a part of the Flying Arts Alliance touring team for 2017.


New developments are the murals, just chat to me about your budget and we can work on a plan.


Still working occasionally as an RN, and studying a Bachelor of Dementia Care at UTAS, this helps me in my ART SOCIAL SESSIONS - where I spend time each week with a client with dementia, talking about art and creating meaningful art, as a part of her home care package.


I welcome commission requests for artwork, fabric design etc. Please be aware that commissions attract a higher fee than paintings that I come up with, as it takes a lot to understand what you want, compared to what I see, and that's stressful! It involves a lot more communication and time. I will also ask for a non-refundable deposit on a commission, to cover the costs of set up (in case you change your mind and I cannot sell that piece art - and I have taken time to get that far!).


Please respect my copyright and be aware of intellectual property rights.


I enjoy painting in response to music, the colours around me and the conversations I hear. What I feel, I paint, but that may not be what you see...and that is perfect! My paintings have been purchased by domestic and international buyers, and can be found in Abu Dhabi, USA, Canada, NZ, Spain, Germany, France and Italy, as well as around Australia.

"The Good Samaritan"

Circa 2004 Standing with my grandmother, Terese Gibbs from Goodooga NSW A commission piece for the opening of the new pre-school at Our Lady of the Assumption School, Enoggera.



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