Vickie Purvis - Peaceful Platypus

"I am a Dharug woman born in Western Sydney to an aboriginal father and an English mother.

I now live on Darkinjung land on the Central Coast of NSW.

I started painting in 2010 when working in the community with Aboriginal Homecare.
One of our elders introduced me to Indigenous Art and it went on from there.

My artwork has been exhibited at Gosford Art Gallery, Cessnock Art Gallery, Wollombi Cultural Centre, Hunter Valley Tourist Information Centre and Crown Plaza Terrigal and have won multiple awards in various competitions.

I work with acrylic on canvas and also wooden pieces such as bowls, platters, didgeridoos, boomerangs and other traditional items.

I get inspiration for my artwork from the ocean due to living on the coast  but also like to do traditional styles and colours due to my connection to country.

My connection to the Platypus is that the Platypus is my Dreamtime Zodiac Symbol and the fact that this is a unique animal."

Peaceful Platypus Artwork

The “Peaceful Platypus” artwork reminds us that we are not always as in control of everything as we may like, but that's ok. Like the platypus depicted in this artwork, sometimes we just need to go with the flow of things. We glide through life, supporting each other, dealing with emotions and life's challenges. The platypus dares you to be at peace with yourself no matter what life throws your way.