Therese is pictured here with her painting “My Country”. An original watercolour painting on watercolour paper. Therese was born in 1946 at Todd River Station in Alice Springs and grew up at Santa Teresa Mission, 80kms South East of Alice Springs. St. Teresa is the home of Keringke Arts where Therese paints. She also taught Eastern Arrernte language in the Catholic High School at Alice Springs for many years.
Therese also assisted the Institute of Aboriginal Development to compile the Central and Eastern Arrernte dictionary, and her painting features on the cover.