Nellie Marks Nakamarra is the younger sister of the renowned Central Australian artist Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra. Growing up with the same artistic influences they share a similar style and many of the same dreamings.
Nellie was taught to paint by many of the founders of the desert art movement. Born in Papunya and growing up in the Western Desert Nellie’s greatest artistic influences included Old Mick Namararri, Turkey Tolson, Uta Uta and many others.
Her subjects are primarily Lightning Dreaming, Women’s stories and Women’s Tingari. Having been in the shadow of her older sister for some time Nellie is now rising to prominence as one of the next generation of artists of note.
Nellie today resides primarily at Kintore, approx 530kms west of Alice Springs but alternates travels between Kintore, Tjukulla and Kiwikurra.
Exhibitions 2005 “The Women’s Show”, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne. Born 1976 Area Kintore, Central Australia Tribe Luritja