Amy Johnson

Skin Name: Djirwulurr

Domain: Marrurru/Ngukurr, NT Australia

Language: Ritharrngu

Amy’s paintings have an underlying theme of simplicity – she paints what she sees around her – the day to day happenings in her Country at Ngukurr on The Roper River. She has always lived near the billabongs, the birds, and the buffalo, this is the backdrop to Amy’s world…and an integral part of her cultural and traditional life.

The vibrant acrylic colours used by Amy enhances her story of life around the billabongs. She has a passion for colour and uses it to best advantage – her talent shines through in unbelievable skies and storybook trees as her animals and birds travel across her Country.

Amy lived at Ngukurr with her husband who was also a well-known artist until he passed away in 2005.  She remembers painting at school and being encouraged by her teacher to be an artist – she has painted on and off over the years ever since. During that time Amy has won awards for her paintings and her work is in many private collections and galleries throughout Australia.