Carmen Jones began painting for Mbantua Gallery in November 2004. Also an artist, her mother in law is Janice Clarke Kngwarreye.
Carmen is daughter of Susan Pula Chalmers and the late Larry Kngwarreye Jones. She has a sister, Maryanne Petyarre, and a brother, Wayne Petyarre.
Carmen paints a number of subjects including Awelye (Women’s Ceremony and body paint designs), Sugar bag, Country and Bush Foods but predominantly paints the Bush Onion which belongs to her mother’s country.
Carmen grew up in the Utopia Region where she still resides with her husband, Bobby Clark. She has also spent time living at Santa Teresa with her mother’s family. Carmen attended a bush school at Soapy Bore (Arawerr) and Yirrara College in Alice Springs.
Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs