This painting on linen by Lily Kelly Napangardi shows the patterns in the sand created by the wind and rain. She uses her very fine dot technique to achieve a sense of movement indicative of her desert country. Tiny dots are layered heavily in some areas of the painting using only one colour paint. She uses a contrasting colour for the background, highlighting the lines created by the layering.
Born at Haasts Bluff Kelly now lives between Papunya and Mt Leibig in the western desert. Despite moving from her homelands she has remained connected to her community through painting. The Tali story incorporates places important to her family and was passed to her by her Father.
Lily Kelly is recognised both in Australia and Internationally. In 1986 and 2003 she won the Northern Territory Art Prize now know as the Telstra NAATSIA Prize , and 2004 she was selected as a finalist. She has been painting for Gannon House Gallery regularly since 2005 and her works are popular among our local collectors and international clients alike for their beauty and simplicity.