Lorraine Mitchell

I am a strong Barkinkji Woman.  I am an artist and I love painting about the Barkindji River landscape.

I am self taught and grew up along the Darling River wandering around the bushland.  I love fishing, swimming, eating kangaroo, Emu and grubs in the bush, but most of all I love sitting around on the River bank, listening to my beautiful Grandmother, Irene Johnson, who was a true Barkindji woman.

I loved the stories my Nan used to talk about on Barkindji land, when I was a little girl.

I come from a big family. A family of 11 children – 7 girls and 4 boys.  I was raised by my mother Olive Mitchell, and my step father, Brian William.

The Darling River is my home.  I love my culture and art and I love sharing my culture and teaching others.