Marie Christine Jarrett (deceased)
“I am a descendant of the Gumbaynggirr Tribe (Nambucca Heads)
I began painting some 15 years or more ago when I was attending the Muurrbay Language Centre.
I work with very fine lines – I had to walk all over Sydney looking for the right brush.
I am a perfectionist and if I make a mistake or am not happy with the lines, I wipe them off and start again. I find painting very relaxing.
My stories are about my life and living near the water. I use to go fishing in both saltwater and freshwater with my sister who has since passed away. We used to fish with ‘Santa Clause beetles’ or cicada’s and catch mullet, blackfish, bream, whiting and eels.”
Here is a selection of this artist’s work that has been exhibited at our gallery in the past or is currently on display: