Rita Watson Australian, Pitjantjatjara, b. 1964
Rita Watson was born in 1964 in Warburton, a remote community in Western Australia. She is the daughter of renowned Irrunytju artist, Tjuruparu Watson. During her younger years she spent a lot of time travelling across the NPY Lands, particularly between Irrunytju and Amata. Today she lives in Kalka with her husband.
As an artist, Rita is extremely passionate, dedicated, and hard-working. Her art is heavily influenced by her father's country, 'Illurpa', from which she paints striking, iconographic designs using a combination of soft, feminine colours with bold graphics.