Teresa McKeeman Purla was born on the 5th of August 1963 in Darwin, Northern Territory. Her Mother Barbara Weir, Teresa began her painting career in 1989.
This piece was painted in 2020 and is 192cm x 129cm in size.
This artwork is currently stretched.
This artwork is apart of the Tandanya 30th year anniversary exhibition in collaboration with Pwerle Gallery called ‘Atnwengerrp – Our Apmere, Our Place’. It will be provided with a certificate of authenticity by Pwerle Gallery which will also be stamp certified by Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute.
Teresa’s paintings are highly detailed, often multi-layered, and feature finely executed dot work. Teresa’s current paintings have an underlying influence from the series that her mother created around My Mother’s Country. This series reflects the strong familial ties to Anmatyerre culture of the Utopia region. The influence of Grandmother Minnie Pwerle is seen more in the connections to the stories and ceremonies of Atnwengerrp country, rather than in the famous Awelye body painting gestures so closely associated with Minnie’s style. Speaking of her art, “My grandmother is Minnie Pwerle and my painting represents the burnt grass seed that remains after a fire has been through her country (Atnwengerrp) in the Utopia homelands.
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.