Cynthia Bux is a proud Aboriginal woman who grew up in the bush near Munatunga Mission before moving to Robinvale with her parents and five siblings. After her father passed away, her mother, a strong Moonaculla woman taught her how to look for Malee roots, make didgeridoos and boodies. She also taught her to fish, hunt and to recognise bush foods and animals. Her mother went on to become the first Koori Educator in Robinvale. Cynthia belongs to the Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta tribes. Her grandfather was a Wiradjuri man and her grandmother a Yorta Yorta woman from Swan Hill who both greatly influenced her life. Her grandfather taught her how to make boomerangs, spears, shields, carved emu eggs, boondies and wood burnings. Her grandmother taught her to make feather flowers. After moving to Shepparton—Mooroopna and with the encouragment from Aunty Kay Morgan she began to paint. Her works are now in national and international collections.
Cynthia is married and has seven children and seven grandchildren. She has travelled extensively around Australia and is inspired by the beauty of the outback and wildflowers.