Mona Chuguna (1933 2011)
Puntarr (Permanent Waterhole), 2003
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
47 1/4 by 35 1/2in (120 by 90cm)
Painted in Mangkaya Artists Community, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia
Art Place Gallery, Perth, Western Australia
American Private Collection
This painting is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Mona Chuguna was the wife of noted artist Peter Skipper. She painted at Mangkaya, Fitzroy Crossing, W.A. and was a leading senior figure of that community. The painting illustrates the landscape of the country where the artist and her family lived. The central circular image is that of a waterhole surrounded by the lush environs she walked by as a young person. The artist's pallet generally employs bright greens, blues and reds illustrating the flora and fauna of that area.
Mona Chuguna is widely collected and has exhibited in Australia and internationally.