A descendant of the Kamilaroi / Gumilaroi nation, Rex was adopted and raised by a white Australian family from the age of 3 months and grew up at Nyngan, a farming community in central west NSW.
In recent years Rex has connected with his Aboriginal birth mother and father. This meeting awakened his indigenous roots, with his art becoming a bridge between his unique upbringing and his traditional ancestry and blood heritage.
My artwork is inspired by my identity. I try to create works that have an interior decor aspect about them ... a modern contemporary style of art rather than traditional art.
I would advise other Aboriginal artists emerging to think outside of the square and create their own style of work.
The featured work on this page is 'Rainbow Waters', acrylic on canvas painted by Rex in 2009