Date of Birth: 

Claude Carter has been painting professionally since 2005. His wife Andrea Pindan, also an artist, introduced Claude to the artform and taught him about mixing colours. Both Andrea and Claude have a strong graphic quality to their work.
Claude often talks about Aboriginal concepts in kartiya [European] terms and refers to his culture and painting in a way that we can make sense and feel. Painting helps Claude to think about his country and the places he paints. He feels the land and culture through his stomach and heart.
Claude resides in a small community called Bawoorrooga approximately 100kms Wes of Fitzroy Crossing. He set up his community in 2000 without assistance from Government agencies and Land Councils. Initially, Claude sought approval from his elders and then continued with the support of his family. In the early years, the community worked hard carting water and many people thought they would never make it on their own. Since those days, they have gained assistance which has enabled community development including: installation of solar power, a bore, tank water, individual camps and the acquisition of a large raised donga with a verandah and roof. Claude continues to work hard for the development of his community. Claude and Andrea have four children of their own and are raising another three children.

Painting Themes: 
Bush fruit girndi (plum) off the limestone rocks
Goorroola (main waterhole where the Dreamtime snake lives) for minmingalla country (grandmother’s country)
Ancestors Gooniyandi country from four generations earlier: Cabbage Woods, Campbell Spring, Minmingalla, Mimbi Caves and Bohemia Downs
Art bank, Murdock University Fitzroy Crossing High School Murdoch University
2008: Fitzroy Valley Education Centre – panels project, concrete paving design
2007: Telstra Tourism Australia promotional corporate package
99/10, ‘Mingalgaloowa’, 120x90cm, Acrylic on canvas
209/09, ‘Jimilooroo (lightning)’, 120x90cm, Acrylic on canvas
265/09, ‘Goongaroo’, 90x90, Ochre on canvas
312/10, ‘Goongaroo Jila’, 120x180cm, Acrylic on canvas
704/09, ‘Gooloomangarri’,120x90cm, Acrylic on canvas
718/07, ‘boolga’,90x120cm, Acrylic on canvas
779/07, ‘Palm Springs’140x100cm, Acrylic on canvas
856/07, ‘Holy Water’,90x120cm, Acrylic on canvas
880/07, ‘Goongaroo Jila’, 120x180cm, Acrylic on canvas
1008/08, ‘Ngalgajardi’,120x120cm, Acrylic on canvas