Lena Pwerle is an Aboriginal artist from Utopia in Central Australia.
Lena speaks Eastern Anmatyerre and grew up at Utopia Homestead approximately 2.5 hours North-East of Alice Springs in the Central Australian desert.
In her early 'Soakage' paintings, she paints in traditional colours of ochre reds, tawny yellows and soft whites, of which belong to her country Ahalpere.
Lena is passionate about painting and is always found encouraging other family members to do so. Lena is a senior boss woman at Utopia and is on a number of government boards including the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (which protects the sacred sites within the NT) and the Urapuntja council which governs Utopia. Lena's personality reflects this immense responsibility while exuding good nature and humour.