Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Dimensions: 130 x 169 cms (diptych)
CHG Director's Statement: Kathleen Petyarre is an Australian Aboriginal artist. Her art refers directly to her country and her dreamings. Petyarre's paintings have occasionally been compared to the works of American Abstract Expressionists Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, and even to those of J.M.W. Turner. She has won several awards and is considered one of the 'most collectible artists in Australia'.
Petyarre is the niece of the influential Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye and has several sisters who are also well-known artists in their own right, among them Gloria, Violet, Myrtle and Jeanna Petyarre.
Her works are in great demand at auctions However, due to ongoing health problems, she has now all but retired from painting.⠀
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