Stella Üpia (Agisé) PNG, Omie, b. c. 1946

Stella began painting for Ömie Artists at its inception in 2004. Her mother was Yévo and her father was John Koré, both Sahuoté clanspeople originally from Budo village. She is married to Randolph Üpia and has two children. Stella's design jawubimu'é - the design of the mountain pine tree, was shown to her by her husband and was originally painted by the barkcloth artist Jona who was still painting at Asapa c.1967. Stella loves to share the traditional Ömie story behind the mountain pine tree design.