Bill Whiskey may not have begun painting until the last four years of his life, but it only took an instant for him to become recognised as an artist of uncommon talent. It is said that the bold bright paintings reflect his indomitable spirit. As a man in his 80’s he was the first to depict a major dreaming story and the creation of major sites throughout his country.
Bill Whiskey was was a Traditional Medicine Man (Ngangkari,) and Healer in his adopted Community near Mount Liebig in the Central Desert. People would travel from miles away seeking his help. Bills work is bold, bright and complex. The many layers of different colours create an interesting effect, giving his work incredible depth.