Bessie Petyarre is a talented young painter. She was born around 1960 in the Utopia region of the Northern Territory. This is located approximately 300km North East of Alice Springs. Bessie lives and paints with her mother Polly Ngale and aunties Kathleen & Angelina Ngale.
Bessie typically paints the ‘Bush Plum Dreaming’, also known as the conkerberry. The Bush Plum is a stable bush food source gathered by Aboriginal women.