Rhonda Napanangka Australian, Luritja / Anmatyerr, b. 1964

Rhonda was born at Papunya. Her mother's country is Karrinyarra and Ngalwerrty [Central Mt Wedge] side and her father's country is Broken Windmill, west of Central Mt Wedge. Rhonda's father's name was Charlie Japangardi of the Yantarrju clan of Central Mt Wedge, while her mother is Elizabeth Nampitjinpa of the Karrinyarra clan. Elizabeth paints with Tangentyere Artists also. Rhonda has painted for a long time and lives in Alice Springs with her two daughters and three sons. Her daughter Nerine also paints with Tangentyere Artists. Rhonda has been painting since she was a young girl, as she learned from her mother's brother, Clifford Possum Japaljarri at M'Bunghurra, Narwietooma and other family Outstations. Rhonda's favourite story is her mother's brother's story at Central Mount Wedge. This is a private story, but relates to Kapi [Water] Tjukurrpa. Rhonda's style is incredibly neat in her application and the colours she chooses create elegant works filled with rhythm and repetition that delight her audience.