Gloria grew up in Central Australia's remote Utopia region but moved away decades ago. Bright city lights and dazzling new experiences appealed to her. But most of all she sought freedom to explore and make her own choices independent of the community.
She loves telling stories of her travels to far off cities and countries for her art.
For years she encountered significant pressure to return to Utopia but she remained true to her spirit.
Gloria paints with these same convictions. With confidence, freedom and is willing to go where no one else has gone before.
It is the kind of leadership the Utopia art movement was built on.
She recalls painting a football for the Sydney Swans, having a Hermes scarf designed with her artwork, and painting with (new) toilet brushes to explore her art.
Not to mention, she was also the first Indigenous Australian artist to win the Wynne Prize, a major art prize for the best Australian landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.