Aboriginal artist Colleen Wallace was born circa early 1970's and took up painting at the encouragement of her mother, Kathleen, who is also a noted artist from Santa Teresa region south east of Alice Springs. Colleen’s paintings are recognizable by their bright colours, detailed, precise work and repetition of pattern.
Colleen is one of Central Art’s most popular artists with her Dreamtime Sisters series being purchased worldwide. Given that the majority of Colleen’s Dreamtime Sister paintings quite small in size, they are often displayed
in sets of two or three to give a triptych affect. Whilst Colleen paints her Dreamtime Sisters she will often sing the song lines associated with the Irrernte-arenye. This allows her to feel connected to her country, even when she is not there.
Colleen has exhibited her works in group exhibitions in Australia and in the USA and whilst she is raising her young family in Utopia with her husband she continues to produce works albeit not as frequently. Her paintings make beautiful gifts and are very affordable.