Tanya Wheeler Napangardi was born in 1986 at Watiyawanu (Mount Leibig) in Central Australia. Her grandmother Polly Napurrula encouraged Tanya to paint and in 2008 she started on her first canvases.
Tanya incorporates ancient Aboriginal iconography using bold colours in her works, depicting symbols referring to the women gathering bush tucker in sand hills and rock holes. Aboriginal women often perform their ceremonies at these places.
Tanya is an emerging artist. She is married the eldest son of Walangkura Napanangka, a well known Papunya Tula artist. Tanya and her husband now live with his family at Kintore in the Western Desert.
Important copyright notice
The Copyright of all images and documentation remains with Sabine Haider. The Australian Copyright Act protects all artists from unauthorised copying by giving control over original works of art to the artist by law. However depending on the use proposed, Sabine Haider from Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store can facilitate reproduction of works with the permission of the artist as we have developed close relationships over the years with many individual painters and craftspeople.
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