My name is Shirley Collins, I am an Aboriginal person and my traditional name is “Yumala”” meaning eldest sister. I was born in the harsh, dry country in Mt Isa Western Queensland, and my people are the Pitta Pitta people of Boulia Queensland Australia. However, I have resided in Townsville North Queensland for the past 25 years, so this is why I chose the title of my artwork as “My Domain” because this is now home for me and my family. I am very passionate about living here in the tropics where it is bright and sunny for most of the year. Being an Aboriginal artist, most of my works on canvas reflect these very images of this very easy-living lifestyle.