Daisy Hill is an Aboriginal artist located on the Gold Coast.
She is a wife and mother of two exploring the connection to her people through her artworks. Daisy paints intuitively, the same way her ancestors did. The stories come to her and the dots flow organically.
Daisy feels an overwhelming connectedness to her thoughts, feelings and spirit when she paints. She describes the painting process as being meditative and deeply spiritual. She has a passion to tell stories and strives to keep the traditions of her people alive.
“It is a way for me to feel connected to the Motherland – the trees, the water, the sand, the sun, the earth and the animals. It’s a way for me to convey the beauty I see in all things. A way for me to express my gratitude and to acknowledge the Country I am walking, living and breathing. I feel so grateful that people want to invest in me and my culture,” says Daisy.
She is a proud descendant of the Muruwari people and shares her Aboriginal culture and history with the world through her paintings. Muruwari mob have links to both NW NSW and Central Desert with a rich history of dot painting, emu egg carving, boomerang, woganurra (battle axe), lil lil (throwing stick) and nulla nulla (fighting club) carving. Daisy’s art style can be described as intuitive and contemporary. She paints using the traditional art form of her mob (dot painting) and uses a combination of Aboriginal language symbols along with her own interpretations to tell stories.
(*Daisy does not paint Dreaming stories she is not a Custodian of).