Evelyn Jane Omeenyo was born in April 1944 at old Lockhart River mission, south of Cape Direction. She is from Lockhart River in Queensland Australia. She comes from the Kanthanampu language group. Her paintings are themed around Country-Culture-Traditional stories and way of life. She is mother to another established Lockhart River artist Josiah Omeenyo and sister to another Lockhart River artist Margery Accoom.