Body Painting | 74h x 58w | RK400
Not framed or stretched | Acrylic on canvas
Sharon Numina was born in 1981 and is an Anmatyerre artist from Ti Tree, 190km North of Alice Springs in Central Australia. She grew up on Stirling Station, a cattle station south of Tennant Creek along with her six sisters and three brothers, where she attended primary school and later moved to Darwin to attend school. She moved to Darwin with her family and continued her studies at Charles Darwin University where she obtained a degree in fine arts. Sharon, and her family, now live in Darwin and often travel back to Ti Tree and Stirling Station in the north Utopia region near Tennant Creek.
Many women from the Petyarre, Mambitji and Numina family hold custody of the story and are knowledge keepers of stories such as 'Bush Medicine Leaves', 'Bush Tucker', 'Seeded', 'Soakage', 'Women's ceremony'. They hold these in common with other skin groups across the vast arid landscape and desert areas of central Australia.
Sharon has been painting for galleries across the country for many years and her works have been purchased by art lovers and collectors worldwide.