Nancy was the second eldest of the ‘seven famous Petyarre sisters’ from the Utopia region. She shared the story of Arnkerrthe, the Mountain Devil Lizard, with her sisters and each had their own, unique way of painting it.
This piece was painted in 1999 and is 120cm x 90cm in size.
The ‘Mountain Devil Dreaming’ Aboriginal art style refers to the Thorny Devil Lizard that is found throughout Central Australia. The lizard is a small but fearsome looking creature that belies its harmless and placid nature. The ‘thorny’ skin protects the lizard from predators and creates an effective camouflage that allows it to blend easily into the environment, making it a very elusive creature to see and catch. Learn more here.
All the artwork provided is done on with highest quality linen canvas, acrylic paints, oils and brushes ensuring the longevity of each piece of work.