Acrylic on Canvas/Linen
and Carpet Snake
Colin is a quiet achiever that is passionate about his art
and raised in the Aboriginal Mission at Toomelah, which is about 15km
from Goondiwindi on the Qld. NSW border.
tells of an idyllic childhood when he was taught to fish, hunt, track,
and find bush tucker and source water.
Colin learned stories passed on from the Elders.
learned from his Grandmother drawing in the sand looking at her style
and learning the Dreamings but interpreting it in his own way.
Colin say?s his artwork depicts the plants and animals associated with
his people?s culture and other things he sees around him.
likes to use different colours and patterns.
said if he goes to another town or place he likes to have a bit of a
look around and paint the things he sees in the landscape.
2004: Aboriginal Artists of Australia Pty Ltd, Newcastle NSW,
2004: Spirit of Australia Gallery. Queensland.
Male Artist of the Year 2004: Toomelah/ Boggabilla Community