Arthur comes from the Wakka Wakka tribe in South East Queensland. His inspiration comes from both the fauna in the Kabi-Kabi region and his life as a tribesman on the land.
He uses water based paint and his paintings are based on hunting. The big circle (bora ring) represents a meeting place, and the smaller circles are the tribes and the land they inhabit. As there were no writing materials available, signatures were marked by blowing ochre paint over the hand onto a cave wall. This was seen as a mark of the local tribe belonging to that area.