Kerry Madawyn McCarthy was born at Daly River in August 1975, the daughter of an indigenous mother and an Irish father. Kerry was raised in Daly River when she learned the ways of both non-indigenous communities as well as deep respect and understanding of the indigenous traditions of the bush.
Kerry remembers beginning to paint seriously at about six or seven years old when her Dad used to set the kids up every Sunday with big blocks of butcher paper and big bottles of paint. Kerry says: “We would just paint to our heart's content, but my professional painting began around 1994”. Learn more about Kerry in her bio.