• Artist: Queenie McKenzie (dec)
  • Art Centre: Waringarri Arts
  • Region: Kimberley

Artwork Story

Queenie McKenzie had a relatively short artistic career as she did not begin to paint until the late 1980’s after encouragement from her friend, Rover Thomas. Her painting followed Rover Thomas’ style, mapping country in natural ochres, blending landscape with witnessed or remembered events, family anecdotes and mythological information. Her landscapes are very distinctive, particularly her rendition of the Kimberleys. She uses dots to delineate her simple forms, not as a form of intuitive primitivism, but as a link to the traditional work of the Turkey Creek movement.