Freelance indigenous Artist/Illustrator
I am a proud Yorta Yorta women with a love for drawing a talent I have had from a very young age.
My family have a strong connection to Cummeragunja mission and the Murray.
I have been painting and illustrating for many years as a self-taught artist.
My work has been described as unique and I have sold paintings all over Australia and overseas.
Most of my work combines wildlife and country and is distinguished by its clean lines and distinct sense of structure. I layer my dots with paint to add texture to make them appear 3D in different lighting tones throughout the day.
The medium I use is acrylic paint on canvas and when I can go back on to country I combine traditional ochre in my painting with symbols that have meaning. I like my art to appeal to our younger generation in a fun way but also to tell a story of our wonderful culture and our land as we have for many years through dream time stories, painting's and dance.
Working with children with disabilities and mentoring our youth about our culture through my art has made me a better artist.
My designs have also been printed on to fabric for M&S Textiles Australia a company whom were established to promote Authentic Aboriginal design fabric to the quilting community in Australia and overseas.
Samantha is unable to be at the exhibition in person as she is battling serious health problems. We are proud to be able to display her work on her behalf.