Narlie Nelson

Beyula Napanangka

Born in Haasts, Narlie is the eldest child of renowned Papunya artist Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula and his first wife Merewenjina Napanangka. After Merewenjina's death, Johnny married Gladys Napanangka, and Narlie grew up with Maggie her sister and their six children Mike, Dennis, Emma, Candy, Minnie, and another who passed away. Narlie paints in her own distinctive way and is also an accomplished weaver of baskets and seed necklaces. She enjoys painting with other family members at the Papunya Tjupi art centre.

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