Gertie Huddleston comes from the Roper River area in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory. Gertie and her fellow artists were encouraged to start painting commercially on canvas in 1984. Her style is remarkably different to the styles of North East Arnhem Land and the Central Desert. However, similar to the desert artists, Gertie uses vibrant colours to proclaim her eclectic and urban style. The content of her paintings is influenced by her background, and naturally links to country. Her paintings are intricate, busy map-like narratives depicting different landscape scenes. Multi-layers showing rocks, hills, and local flora and fauna are common in Gertie’s work. Her style has become increasingly popular with enthusiasts as it reveals an innocence unique in contemporary genres of Aboriginal art.