COMMUNITY: Kalka, South Australia
Samuel was born at Ernabella mission to Helen Miller the first wife of Mr Miller (Ninuku artists Nampitjin Molly Miller is the second wife). He grew up in Amata and Pipalyatjara and now lives in Kalka, with his second mother Molly and her family.
He is a committed member of Ninuku Arts, usually painting everyday. Samuel's paintings depict the traditional iconography of his land that lies to the eat of Pipalyatjara. Rockholes, creeks and hills feature in his paintings, all immersed in Jjukurpa (Dreaming stories). Samuel's paintings are mesmerising with their minimalist composition and extensive use of radiating colours, mostly drawn from the varying colours of the landscape surrounding the country.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Desert Mob 30, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs