Saretta Fielding is a Wonaruah woman, born in Sydney to an Aboriginal father of the Wonaruah people and a European mother, she has enjoyed the benefit of growing up within a large and close knit extended family and much of her work is influenced by family connection and relationships.
I consider Lake Macquarie my home and am greatly influenced by the beauty of this country in my Artwork. Growing up alongside Lake Macquarie, surrounded by the bush lands of the Watagan Mountains and the wonderful beaches of our coastline, has given me the best nature has to offer.
Saretta has always painted, drawn and experimented in a variety of art mediums, as art has long been a passion for her and loves the challenge of conveying to others, through art, how she is influenced by people, life experiences and natures beauty.
Reflective in style to many traditional artworks found throughout the Hunter Region and Wonaruah country, Saretta artworks are connected to country in style and design through the use of a sand based medium. The highly textured pieces embody the age old sandstone engraved artworks created by our ancestors and add a whole new dimension to the works.