Cindy was born in 1976 in Utopia, NT, approximately 250 km north-east of Alice Springs. She comes from one of the most celebrated painting families in Australia. Cindy’s mother is senior artist Gracie Morton Pwerle and she is the niece of the late Gloria Petyarre and Kathleen Petyarre.
Cindy’s mother, grandmother and aunties started to paint on batik in the 1980’s and their work was featured in the prestigious Robert Holmes à Court Collection. Cindy grew up watching these incredible artists and took up painting in her late teens.
Using very delicate dots, Cindy depicts the bush plum seeds, a significant part of the dreamings and ceremonies owned by the people from the Utopia region.