Biography

Joycie’s alive and expressive paintings capture the vibrancy of the land that she knows so deeply and that is rich in dreaming stories and culture. Using a beautifully bright colour palate and her own unique style, Joycie’s paintings are easily recognised and celebrate the love she has for her country. She and her Mother Betty Pula Morton enjoy painting together. They say that painting is relaxing and keeps them connected to their country, culture and identity.

The Artists of Ampilatwatja community was established in 1999 near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. The work produced by the artists is recognisably distinct from other Aboriginal artistic communities, due to the application of fine dots and the often bright and naive figurative depiction of the land.