The little boy in the painting is Noel Riley.
At the time he was about 5 years old. His father, Fabian Riley, is a famous aboriginal painter and dancer and has many of his works in private art collections.
The Riley family belong to the Djabugay tribe which means ‘Rainforest People’ and lived around Kuranda all their life. Hope that one day Noel steps in his father’s footsteps and continues their family tradition.