Anna has had many years of experience painting and taking the utmost care and pride in her artworks. Her paintings capture the sensitivity of her culture on the canvas.
Anna was born in 1965 at Utopia Station, North East of Alice Springs and is the daughter of Glory Ngale. She comes from a large language group of extremely talented and strong female artists. Unlike so many of the most famous Utopian women artists – Anna was introduced to painting in a more western style at a young age.
In the 1970’s when Utopia was heavily involved in Batik projects Anna was just a young child. Her mother was involved in these projects and Anna was surrounded by all of the artists producing artworks using these new and interesting methods of depicting traditional Dreaming stories. Anna began painting independently in the 1980’s as an adolescent and started painting the Bush Yam with its seeds and root systems. These Dreamings are from her father and grandfathers country around Boundary Bore in the Utopia region.
Anna is probably most well known for her Bush Yam paintings. These artworks often use natural colours of the earth that are found in the Utopia region. The rich red sand, the clay, and ochres all moving together with the contours of the land, these artworks are some of her earlier works.