Artist Simone Thomson Joins G-Man On Big Brekkie

Simone Thomson is a Melbourne based self-taught artist and descendant of Victoria’s Ulupna and Moira Clans of the Yorta-Yorta Tribe, and the Yarra-Yarra Clan of the Wurundjeri Tribe through her mother. She draws inspiration for her art through her deep spiritual connection to country and the rich colours and textures of the earth and sky, the source of many Simone Thomson is a Melbourne based self-taught artist and descendant of Victoria’s Ulupna and Moira Clans of the Yorta-Yorta Tribe, and the Yarra-Yarra Clan of the Wurundjeri Tribe through her mother. She draws inspiration for her art through her deep spiritual connection to country and the rich colours and textures of the earth and sky, the source of many dreaming stories for Aboriginal people.

Traditional dance formed an integral component of her childhood and teenage years as she performed throughout Victoria and interstate in cultural dance troupes including Worawa Aboriginal College. It’s here she began painting at fifteen later becoming the school’s first VCE graduate. Simone credits much of her cultural education to these early years along with the ancestral oral history and knowledge passed down through her mother, grandmother and aunts – all whom contributed immensely to Aboriginal Affairs both state-wide and federally.

In 2017, she remerged after a long hiatus drawing from profound life changing events painting a successful collection of works using abstract themes intertwining impastos and moulding pastes building surfaces on canvas emulating earth, sand and charcoal. Simone’s signature use of vibrant colours and detail have produced varied styles of work including portraiture, large scale mural design, woven emu feather hangings, wooden message sticks, geometric wood wall art, welcome shields and a 3D canoe tree. Simone believes creating has great healing powers for the spirit and mind and values the strength she receives from immersing herself. Email simonethomsonart@gmail.com Mobile 0439 373 171

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