Although brought up in Sydney as a white person, Vicky Griffin discovered her Indigenous heritage in the early 1990s with her mob coming from the Shoalhaven area – Darawal tribe of the South Coast of New South Wales. This inspired her to investigate her cultural and artistic talents and she began writing and painting. Now her art hangs not only in local schools and daycare centres in the Brisbane area but also in Japan. Discovering more of her talents in the realm of writing she enrolled at the University of New England and in 2006 completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communications. Vicki Griffin is married with four children and lives in Queensland. In 2001 she became guardian of a Torres Strait Islander child and is leading him into his culture.