My name is Janeece Thompson and I was born and raised in my home town Barcaldine. Everyone generally know me as “Gounge” meaning waterlily. I received this name when I was born, it was given to me by my father Roy Thompson. My dad was born at a well-known family place called “Lake Dolly”. Lake Dolly is a fresh water lake that has waterlilies growing in it. I am only a beginner artist as I have been inspired by all my work colleges. I admire their interpretation, expressions and meanings of what their stories are all about. Growing up and seeing how much talent my mum had also made me interested in art and different mediums. I watched mum attend many different things like ceramics, patch work, knitting, sewing etc.
I know that art can be presented in so many ways and I admire every one of them. Since I became an artist myself I find that when I’m painting it gives me an opportunity to immerse myself into my paintings.