Chern’ee is a renowned contemporary artist and proud Kalkadoon woman passionate about her indigenous culture and history which she shares with the world through her art. From winning first place in an art competition at 13 years of age, Chern’ee has been painting madly ever since. Her distinctive artistic style merges Aboriginal heritage with a modern contemporary twist and has captured the eyes of collectors from around the world.
Chernee’s paintings hang in The Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace, Queensland Parliament House, the Queensland State Library and she has done commissions for clients including the Australian Defence Force, Tennis Australia, The National Rugby League and Accor. Chern’ee designed the Indigenous markings and story for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Mascot (Borobi) and has exhibited her artworks throughout Australia and in London, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.
The arts are a major part of the tourism industry and Chern’ee has the opportunity to promote Queensland and Indigenous tourism by sharing the beauty of Australia and the wonders of her ancient culture through her art.
"Art has always been a love of mine and I am incredibly lucky to be able to have my passion as my career. Through art and Indigenous tourism I can share stories, emotions and my rich, ancient and beautiful culture with the rest of the world."
Chern’ee has forged an international career as a contemporary indigenous artist which started at age 13 when she won first place in an art competition. Chern’ee is passionate about promoting Indigenous tourism and encouraging young people to consider the exciting career opportunities which both the arts and tourism offer.