Colours of the Land
by Colin Jones
- Australian Indigenous Artist Licensed Design
- Design: Bunabiri Australia
- Indigenous Artist: Colin Jones
- Style: Colours of the Land
- Material: New Bone China
- Quality finish
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Colin Jones was born in 1947 in Ipswich, Queensland, and is of Kaladoon and Nunuckle tribal descent. Colin's Aboriginal name is Ko-Ro, which means Brolga wings.
As a young boy, Colin learned to paint from his grandfather. The subject of Australian black history is near and dear to Colin and it is richly depicted in every painting he produces.
His multi-layered dot paintings tell the stories of his ancestral lands where the rain forest, rivers and land connects. In these depictions, there are small gestures such as the foot and hand prints telling the stories of Aboriginal people's continuous fight for their rights. Some of Colin's favourite animals such as goanna, barramundi and python are visually represented as camouflaged in the canvas.His painting techniques provide much movements and sense of wonder to the viewers as one could see the flicker of sheen from the subtle use of metallic paints