Fabrianne Peterson Nampitjinpa was born at Papunya community in the Northern Territory in 1965, and attended school in Papunya and Alice Springs. For part of her life Fabrianne lived at Kintore (Walungurru) community, where she painted alongside her mother-in-law, Nabulla Scobie Napurrula. So Fabrianne grew up in the heartlands of the Central Desert Aboriginal art movement at Papunya and Kintore.
Fabrianne Peterson’s painting style is also reminiscent of the work of her mother, Maudie Peterson Nungarrayi, who is now deceased. Fabrianne Peterson sets particular attention on fine detail that made her paintings distinctive amongst other younger generation Aboriginal artists who worked alongside her at Mt Liebig during the years 2000 to 2010.
Fabrianne depicts in her paintings the Willy Wagtail Dreaming stories from the region around Mt Liebig, and also Bush Potato and Honey Ant, and stories connected with Kunatjarrayi – Mt Nicker. In her most recent work, Fabrianne Peterson has used her recognisable graduated dotting technique combined with areas of fluid paint to depict stories from her father’s country at Karrinyarra, north of Papunya.
Japingka Gallery has exhibited paintings by Fabrianne Peterson Nampitjinpa over many years and the artist’s work has been included in a number of exhibitions including-
2013 Fabrianne Peterson Nampitjinpa
2012 Little Gems
2011 In Black and White
2009 Watiyawanu Artists
2007 Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu
A selection of paintings by Fabrianne Peterson Nampitjinpa is available from Japingka Gallery, where collectors can buy Aboriginal art online with certainty of quality, authenticity and provenance of art works.