Rex was born in Sydney 1968 and belongs to the Gamilaraay language group.
Rex was adopted by a white family at three months of age and grew up at Nyngan, a farming community in Central West New south Wales. His interest in his birth mother and Aboriginal heritage was sparked when he first began painting. With the support of his adoptive parents and a government agency, he was able to locate and meet his birth mother.
Rex is a self-taught artist. He is an established commercial contemporary artist who has undertaken numerous commissions. Works are held in numerous private collections, including the Kerry Stokes collection.
Rex’s contemporary paintings are a unique response to his environment and landscape, expressed through an innate skill for precise dot markings.