Adelle Chapman Burgess

I am a proud Ngarrabul/Kooma woman from the New England area. I have always had an interest in art and I have been painting on and off all my life. My paintings are about my many journeys and the many hats I wear – it’s my spirit strength, learning more and seeking more knowledge about my family connections to the places we visit. My spirit has grown stronger and wiser over time (50 plus years) as I continue to gain more knowledge of my Aboriginal culture. ‘Connection to country is inherent, we are born to it, it is how we identify ourselves, and it is our family, our laws (lore’s), and our legacy’
I enjoy painting for healing, to feel good and to connect to my unique Aboriginal culture. My paintings are merely a new form incorporating the classic elements of Aboriginal Life.
I am an artist who loves to use contemporary colours in my artworks. I love to share my art with friends and family it keeps my spirit strong to see the joy my art brings to them. I use a wide range of modern materials and techniques to create contemporary works of art. I paint about creation, the old people, the inner spirit, my family connections, my life journey and what makes me happy.