Evelyn McGreen

I am the daughter of Roy and May Dick. I was born in Woorabinda in 1942, and moved to Hopevale in the early 1950’s, where my parents were originally from.


My father was a pioneer of the Hopevale Community , and helped build the church here. In my early years I loved helping my Dad with his carpentry. I was a bit of a tomboy. I loved working with toold. I spent my school years here and married Benny McGreen in 1962. We had five children.


I started painting in about 2002. My early paintings were of sea animals, fish and flowers. When I started, I was a bit lost, but now I know what I’m doing and what I want to achieve. I’m using different shapes and backgrounds. I am also a basket weaver, I weave with sisal hemp, pandanus, Beech hibiscus and bajin – and use bush dyes to colour the fibre.


I graduated from Tropical North QLD TAFE Certificate IV in visual arts in 2009.

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