It wasn’t till I left the city to live closer to nature that the art within me really flowed. Even though I’d always had a flair for it, I’d never taken it seriously. I’d trained my kids to draw and had always given them scribbling paper, paints, crayons, pencils and all that for birthdays and Christmas, but I never took it seriously for myself and it wasn’t an option at school.
I’ve always had a heart for the aboriginal people and their culture and the division that exists between the two cultures, and this is where my art first began — with reconciliation art.
Then I read Proverbs 22:2 in the Holy Bible which said… “The rich and the poor have this in common, the Lord is the Maker of them all”, and it lifted me right up. It covers everyone, not just the rich and the poor, but also the short and the tall, the pretty, the ugly, the black and the white, the slim and the fat …
I believe there’s not going to be reconciliation between the people, till there’s reconciliation with God. That’s what my art’s all about.