Juanita Petrevski was born in Wyndham. She was raised in Halls Creek where she attended school. Her family comes from many parts of the Kimberley, as far north as Broome and through to Warmun Community in the east. Through her grandmother she is Gooniyandi and through her grandfather, Gija.
As a child, Juanita would always go out bush with her family and she has learned many stories of her country and culture. Juanita has worked most of her life in the Education Department. She is currently working at the Halls Creek Children & Family Centre.
Juanita only took up painting in early 2014 as a hobby. She has since decided to sign up with the local arts centre.
Courtesy of Yarliyil Art Centre