Judy Watson Napangardi (JW-1008) – My Dreaming (70cm x 95cm)
Acrylic on Linen
- Artist Biography
Artist: Judy Watson Napangardi
Painting: Hairstring / Mina Mina Dreaming
Size: 70cm x 95cm
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
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Judy Watson Napangardi is a senior painter who was born in the Mina Mina area of Warlpiri country, South West of Yuendumu. She is custodian of the Napangardi and Napanangka Mina Mina Dreaming stories, which were passed onto her by her sister and co-wife, Maggie Watson Napangardi. Judy paints various renditions of the travels and ceremonies associated with the travels of these women from Mina Mina to Willowra, north of Yuendumu. Judy made many trips with her family by foot to her country and lived for long periods at Mina Mina and Yingipurlangu, her ancestral country on the border of the Tanami and Gibson Deserts. These places are rich in bush tucker such as wanakiji (bush plums), yakajirri (bush tomatoes) and wardapi (sand goanna). Judy was taught painting by her elder sister, Maggie Napangardi Watson. She painted alongside her at Warlukurlangu art centre for a number of years, developing her own unique style. Though she is a petite lady, Judy is a woman of incredible energy who is well known her distinctive painting style. Her paintings are a combination of vivid colours and high-level composition, which have led to widespread appreciation in the art world.