“I was born in Kempsey Hospital to Lewis and Joyce Knox from North St, Kempsey. I was the eldest of five children and my family lived in Sydney and Walcha before coming back to Kempsey.
We lived at Burnt Bridge Mission for 10 years and I went to school at Burnt Bridge School. I loved to go fishing, swimming and to the picture shows with my brothers and sister. I started painting while attending KOGS in Kempsey and really enjoyed doing it.
Now I would like to paint some pictures of my memories with my family.”
Johnny’s artwork “Children at Church” is in the gallery’s permanent collection.