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I WAS BORN IN CUNNAMULLA SOUTH WESTERN QUEENSLAND and part of THIS TRIBE Maranoa Charlie, Kunja Elder, King of Tinnenburra, 1910. Queensland which is part of my heritage of my ABORIGINAL RACE HENCE KUNJA WILDLIFE ART The word ‘Cunnamulla’ means ‘long stretch of water’ or ‘big waterhole’ in the language of the Kunja (Koun-yah) people. Historical research indicates that the Kunja people originally occupied this region prior to first contact with Europeans so this verifies me to do ABORIGINAL ART and Australiana ARTThe Cunnamulla Aboriginal culture includes five different tribes that are made up of Kunja people, who are the traditional owners of the Cunnamulla area Kooma, Budjiti, Mardigan, and Kullilli people. CUNNAMULLA YUMBA/Kelly /THE CUNNAMULLA YUMBA / The tribal groups from this region include the Kunja, Budjari, Kullilla,
Many of my works have been sold around the Globe including FRANCE, ENGLAND ,EUROPE, NY. USA and Throughout AUSTRALIA
I don't set out to produce art about one subject or another. I'm never without a paints to hand so I am constantly drawing and painting sometimes the drawings are left in the sketchbook and paintings are always very exciting to do other times they develop into more in-depth ideas and detailed images.
I didn't set out to be an environmental artist or to create artwork relating to social commentary but as my portfolio developed and people started to review my work, the descriptions started to emerge and I began to notice a pattern I hadn't intended but am now please with.
My work tends to focus on the environment, the evolution of animals and wildlife and their incredible lives and survival on the planet and the consequences that man this has on nature. Some reviews have labelled my work as realistic which is what I need to achieve but I always try to depict a positive message too - the persistence of nature in recapturing what once belonged to the earth.
At school, the only class I really paid any attention in was art. I simply wasn't interested in anything else and I think my obsession with depicting the monotony of the work place and work force started there...as soon as I could pick up a pencil I felt drawn to sketch and paint the environment around me which here in Australia
Some of my subject matter is about the birds and animals that I capture from my camera and a comment on nature. And since I've always drawn to South Africa - which I can photograph when I go there to capture this images on camera and then I am able to put onto canvas
None of it was intentional - it all developed and evolved over time. People always ask for my artist statement so I needed to do one but I've never liked to explain a certain piece of work - if you've made a picture with camera or oils and that's how you wanted it to be - hopefully it can speak for itself

Education

Graduation in 1968 High School

Exhibitions

TRINITY COLLEGE
KINGS COLLEGE
ROYAL QLD ART SOCIETY
GAINSBOROUGH GREENS

Influences

I am inspired by wildlife and the love OF my country Kunja My love and compassion for all wildlife inspires me to create Australian wildlife paintings on canvas which is true enjoyment
ABOUT THE ARTIST I was born Cynthia M. Marks in a small country town called Cunnamulla in South Western Queensland.
My grandfather was born Thomas Hearn he was an aboriginal man and I loved listening to his stories of his life as a boy, around the Eulo, Warrigo area which is referred to by aboriginals as Bidjara and Kunja Tribes. He would especially described the wildlife that was abundant there, especially the parrots.

55cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Drawings
$480
75cm (W) x 55cm (H)
Drawings
$480
55cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Drawings
$480
55cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Drawings
$480
75cm (W) x 55cm (H)
Drawings
$480
50cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Mixed Media
$860
60cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,150
50cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,280
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Mixed Media
$490
30cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Mixed Media
$290