Creative passion is perhaps the secret to a long life.

Aboriginal artist Loongkoonan is proving that age is just a number by creating award-winning art well into her 100s. The exhibiting artist, born on a station (known as a ranch in the U.S.) around 1910, is believed to be one of Australia’s oldest painters.

A matriarch of Nyikina country, an area which surrounds the Fitzroy River in Western Australia, Loongkoonan has said that when she was born no one worried about recording births and deaths of Indigenous people or teaching reading and writing.

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105-year-old artist is winning fans across the world