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David Cox

Warmun Art Centre

David Cox was born at Yiyili, between Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing. He was schooled at Yiyili and spent most of his early years there. This area has many creeks running through it, which feed the Fitzroy River in the west of the Kimberley. David now lives in Warmun Community, Turkey Creek, where he paints.

David is part of a group of artists at Warmun who have an intense interest in the Dreaming stories of their ancestors and are interested in exploring new ways of communicating these stories to the wider Australian community and members of the Warmun community. David learnt to paint under the instruction of established Warmun artist Churchill Cann, whose aerial approach to viewing landscape and his use of fine sweeping ‘watercolour’ strokes (using the trademark Warmun natural ochres) have greatly influenced David’s work. Many of David’s stories have passed to him from his mother, while David’s father, also an artist, taught him to paint. David is the cousin of well-known Warmun artist Katie Cox.