Lorna Martin was born in Cloncurry.
Several of her paintings are from a series of works which concentrate on images inspired by images from Lorna’s childhood; and they chronicle a period of transition for the Aborigines.
In 1993, Lorna dedicated an exhibition to the “Lost Children”, featuring half-caste children removed from their families to missions, which was the subject of a story on the ABC’s 7:30 Report.
Lorna’s 1994 “Dingo” exhibition was a sell-out.
Following on from that she concentrated on the Glasshouse Mountains as her theme and then worked on her Drover’s Boy series, which depicted the life of young Aboriginal women who worked with drovers on properties & cattle drives.
Lorna has also concentrated on works the feature the elements with depictions of fire and water which she portrays with powerful colour.