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 Namarari, Turkey Tolson Tjapaltjarri, Uta Uta Jungala and many others.
Her subjects are primarily Lightening 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 in Central Australia but alternates travels between the Aboriginal communities of Kintore, Tjukurla and Kiwirrkurra.
'Minimalism in Aboriginal Art' Group Exhibition (April 2022) 'Tali' Group Exhibition (Nov - Dec 2018)