Delvine Petyarre is a young woman who is making a huge impression on the art world. Born in 1982 in Utopia, NT, she comes from one of the most famous painting families in Australia. Her style is distinctive and the intricate dot work and overlaid painting technique combined with a flair for colour and attention to detail is sure to take this artist to the top of her profession.
Her mother was the late Gloria (Glory) Ngale who passed away in 2002. Encouraged by her older sisters Anna and Joy Petyarre, both well-known artists, Delvine is now producing excellent and consistent works.
Her mother Glory was a prominent Utopian artist, and related by marriage to Emily Kame Kngwarreye (Glory’s husband was Michael Kngwarreye). She was known for her eye for colour, a legacy of her Batik work, which she has passed down to Delvine and her sisters. Glory also favoured the intricate dotwork style that Anna and Delvine have embraced.