Julieann Pepperill (1968 - 2020) was an Anmatyerre woman who grew up in the tiny community of Ti Tree, 200km’s North of Alice Springs. In the early 90’s, Julieann and her husband Paul Janima-Purvis moved to the remote Stirling Station, 255km South of Tennant Creek where Paul worked as a stockman.
Julieann is a member of one of the most renowned painting families in Australia. Through her marriage to Paul (Brother to the Numina sisters), her Aunties include Kathleen and Gloria Petyarre, and great aunt Emily Kame Kngwarreye. It was these relatives who taught her to paint
Her beautiful gentle strokes of the Bush Medicine Leaves are indicative of the Central Desert women paintings.
Please Note: This Artist has passed away and out of respect for Aboriginal culture, we have removed any photos of this Artist holding her artworks from our website.