Emily Cook-Newman

My Father was from the Stolen Generations but was born on Dharug Country west of Sydney. I was born in Sydney and we moved to the NSW Central Coast when I was young. I have always been drawn to Country, and especially to birds and animals. I went through a struggle with my mental health for a while and lost myself, but once I discovered painting, I found I could tell my stories, and it helped me to heal. I enjoy doing dot painting, and have my artwork featured in Art Galleries in the area over the past few years. To know others enjoy my art makes me happy and encourages me to keep going with my art.