Polly Wilson

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My mother was a Ngemba Weilwan woman from Western NSW. I was born and raised on Gamilaroi country northwest NSW, along with my brother. I am a single mum of 4, 2 girls ages 16 and 13 and 2 boys 4 and 5. We made our home in Wagga Wagga 3 years ago and love our life here. 

I was raised in the small town of Wee Waa. I paint to stay connected to my culture and to release thoughts that words cannot convey. I have had an inner calling to paint for quite some time but never had the courage.

Through the general course of life’s tragedies and struggles, I desperately needed an outlet to convey these emotions and stresses, so I finally asked my cousin to show me where to start, and since that day I haven’t stopped.

As the paint flows, I feel a magical release and haven’t looked back I paint using my contemporary take on traditional art, channelled from my ancestors, and using personal experiences and life lessons. 

My dreams of being an art therapist come from all my own experiences, I want to help single mothers and children heal through art. I would like to also provide security for my children through this profession.