Wendy Warrie is a Yindjibarndi and Kariyarra woman living in Cheeditha community. The daughter of Yilbie Warrie and Bridget Jacob Snowball, Wendy is one of seven siblings and twin sister to artist Kaye. Wendy began painting in 1999 through Roebourne TAFE and the Bujinhurrba project in Cossack. Today, Wendy paints alongside her sisters Kaye and Sharon Warrie at Cheeditha Art Group.
Wendy’s artwork focuses on the Creation stories of the Yindjibarndi people, particularly the story of the Barrimirndi [Rainbow Serpent], and the landscapes of her Country and around her home in Cheeditha. She has found recognition for her mesmeric line paintings that reference tidal flows, rugged coastlines and mountain ranges. Wendy has been featured in exhibitions across Perth and the Pilbara, including Revealed: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists at Fremantle Arts Centre, Colours of our Country, Ngurra Nyingu, Cossack Art Awards. She was selected as a finalist in the 2021 Jury Art Prize at the Courthouse Gallery in Port Hedland.