Queenie MacKenzie, Warmun, Kimberlys, Western Australia

I'm sad to report that Queenie MacKenzie passed away in late 1998. Queenie was one of the top women painters of the Warmun community in the Kimberlys, (also known as Turkey Creek). She painted simple almost naive works using outlines of forms from the local landscape set against sensous fields of earth pigmernts on canvas. She was a woman of indomitable spirit and it shows in her paintings. For an example of her work please visit the Desert Painting, Turkey Creek section on this site.