Jenkins, Christine

Christine is a fourth generation Tully district local with children and grand-children all living in the district. She has a great appreciation of the tropical beauty of the forests and beaches in the area.

Christine has seen trends in art works come and go during her long artistic career. She studied a commercial art course by correspondence during the 1970, attended various art courses and has been a steward for the art section at the Tully Show for 42 years.

Most of Christine's art work, including her illustrations for the Pam Galeano children's book collaboration, Elmo the Orphan, was washed away in the tidal surge during cyclone Yasi in 2011.  Just for fun, she crafted a 2-metre long anchor from the debri of damaged houses and tied the anchor to her house.

Over the past year, Christine has been studying pottery with master potters Cor and Jan De Veth, who owned Cornucopia Potteries on Mission Beach road. She hopes to continue with pottery sculpting, making pottery items on the wheel, and painting in a variety of mediums at her (anchored) home at Tully Heads.