Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara)
Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara) was born in 1951 at Boundary Bore, Northern Territory. She is from a very artistic family and her great aunt Emily Kame kngwarreye (deceased) taught her to paint her family's dreamings. She is also the sister of famous artists Greeny Purvis Petyarre (deceased), and Rosemary Petyarre.
Like most women aboriginal artists, Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara) started her artwork by making batik. Later on in early 1980s she began painting with acrylic on canvas.
Jeannie Petyarre's dreaming includes, Bush Medicine Leaves, Bush Seeds, Wild Flower and Mountain Devil Lizard.
You are welcome to visit our gallery to view Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara) and other aboriginal artists artwork on Canvas/Linen, Coolamon, Didgeridoo, Pottery and Boomerang at: KARLANGU ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE, 47 York St., Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia