Katarra Butler Napaltjarri first painted for Papunya Tula Artists as early as 2001. Born near the Tjukurla Community in Western Australia in approximately 1946, Katarra was the second wife of Anatjari Tjakamarra, another pre-eminent member of the original group of painters who started the Central Desert art movement in Papunya in 1971. Her recent works are clearly distinguishable through her use of bright rich colours and gestural brushwork. Katarra’s fresh vibrant style has resulted in her being exhibited over the last two years in Sydney, Darwin, USA, and most recently in the 28th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award in Darwin. Whilst she has close extended family ties with the Tjukurla community, Katarra also spends considerable time in Kiwirrkura where she works through the Papunya Tula Artists studio.