Rosie Pwerle was born c. 1950 and began painting in the late nineties. Rosie comes from large extended family of artists. Her sister, Lena Pwerle is also a well-known painter and senior custodian of their country. Her brother Louie, who is now deceased, was a talented painter and sculptor.
Rosie worked in the medium of batik along with over eighty other women from Utopia, but has since transitioned to painting. Her work are held in private collections and have been included in many exhibitions both in Australia and internationally.