Rosemary Bird Pitjara (Petyarre) was born in the early 1950s at Atneltye, or Boundary Bore, on Utopia Station in the Northern Territory, located 270 km north-east of Alice Springs. Rosemary is niece of the famous Aboriginal artist, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and sister of Jeannie Pitjara and half sister of artists Greeny Purvis Petyarre and Evelyn Pultara. She is also a skin sister to other well-known artists including Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre and Ada Bird Petyarre. Rosemary has established herself as an accomplished bush medicine leaf painter, capturing both the movement, depth and rhythm of the leaves as they dry in the wind. Rosemary also shows an innate sense of colour in her works and is a sought after artist.