Marie Ramjohn (Abbott)

Marie Ramjohn (Abbott)

Marie Ramjohn (Abbott)

Born: 1953

Language Group: Central and Western Arrernte (Aranda)

Country: Ntaria (Hermannsburg), West of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Watercolour on Board

Subjects: Women Collecting Imuna (Bush Food), Bird, Landscapes, Rock Bush Figs, Untitled Landscape

Marie is the daughter of Arthur and Katie (nee Uburtja) Abbott and grew up at Hermannsburg. Her brother, the late Clem Abbott, was a highly respected watercolourist from the Hermannsburg school.
In her earlier work Marie used watercolours to paint the landscape but her brother said that she should paint her own style. From this Marie developed a naturalistic style of landscapes using acrylic paint on canvas, eventually combining dotting into the landscape very successfully.
During the period 1993 to 1996 Marie would detail birds of the region into her landscapes. Since 1996, the subject of her work has been illustrating bush foods and women collecting bush foods using symbolic designs and dotting. Marie has been painting for Mbantua Gallery since 1987.
Marie painted a large mural at the Aboriginal Birthing Centre in Alice Springs. Marie is a registered Aboriginal health worker and studied a Batchelor in Aboriginal Health.
Café del Arte, Munster, Germany
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT