Mr N. Maxwell
Neil grew up in Papunya community. Neil’s father, George Maxwell Tjangala was one of the early Papunya painters. His country is near Tjukurla, where Neil lived and painted. Neil’s mother, Pantjiya Nungurrayi was a senior painter for the Pupanya Tula Artists. Her country is Kungayun which is near Haasts Bluff. Neil had been painting at Tjarlirli Art in Tjukurla since 2005 and had also painted at Papunya.
Neil was a senior member of Tjukurla community, and had a great love of his country and his people. He was an active and passionate community member, standing in the position of community Chairperson. His love for his country resonates in his paintings which are gentle and unique in their quality. Neil’s work is admired amongst collectors and buyer across Australia and abroad.