Gloria Petyarre: Medicine Leaves Painting. Australian Aboriginal Art


Gloria Petyarre Medicine Leaves Painting.Australian Aboriginal Art

90cm  x 60cm

Acrylic Stretched Canvas

Gloria Petyarre, also known as Gloria Pitjara was born in 1942 in Utopia, Northern Territory, Australia. She was an Aboriginal Australian artist from the Anmatyerre community, just north of Alice Springs. One of her best known works is “Bush Medicine”.
Gloria worked in the Women’s Batik Group with some of her family, like her sister Kathleen Petyarre and well-known aunt – Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Her work, such as “Bush Medicine” was influenced by huge brush strokes and heavy lines. She also created feather-like strokes with vivid colours, like her piece “Thorny Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming”. Her style ranged from landscapes and natural tones, to vivid colours and smaller strokes.
Gloria has Collections all over the world including Westpac Collection, New York and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Gloria passed away on 8 June 2021 in Alice Springs