Judy Watson Napangardi
|Judy Watson was born c1925 and is a Warlpiri woman. Her people and other Central and Western Desert peoples were still living the traditional nomadic life. Judy 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 bush plums, bush tomatoes and sand goannas.Judy was taught painting by her elder sister, Maggie Napangardi Watson. They painted together at Warlukurlangu Artists for many years and Judy developed her unique style.Her incredible energy is transmitted to her work and her dynamic use of colour, “drag and dot” lines and richly textured surfaces, create works of great design and beauty. She has been at the forefront of the move towards a more abstract rendering of traditional dreamtime stories. Her main dreamings are Snake vine, Woman, Mina Mina and Kanakurlangu.
This tiny and amazing woman has had 10 children and still likes to hunt in the old ways.
Size: 180 x 120 cms