Colin Jones was born in 1947, in Ipswich Queensland, Australia. He 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. Bush tucker is in abundance and native animals live harmoniously together providing a rich source of food for the native dwellers. In these depictions, there are small gestures such as the foot and hand prints telling the stories of the Aboriginal people.
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