Nhoj Nhoj is a local to the Northern Rivers of NSW. He tends to gardening, growing his own food and painting. His arresting array of paintings, rich in colour and textured gloss, are based on subjects from the wonders of the natural world and his outback and seafaring journeys. His passion for art began when at the age of 4, his mother, an artist, threw a bunch of crayons into his cot and that same passion continues to this day, quite a few decades later. When asked to describe the style of his art endeavour, he struggles to answer that question as he is perplexed to be categorized. His answer is “a regurgitation of current emotions”. To explain it simply, he paints what he feels. He places himself in environmental situations that press his emotional buttons, the consequence of which then hopefully triggers an emotional response for the viewer. Colour often defines his work as does humour and more recently to use the power of his medium to deliver a strong message, albeit subtley.