Because of shortys constant movement he escaped the Central Desert art movement of the 1970’s and 1980’s. This has meant that Shorty’s paintings are fresh, and new. His use of colour to paint and interpret his dreamings of Ngapa (Water), Watiyawarnu (Acacia), Yankirri (Emu) and Pamapardu (Flying Ant) is vital, yet upholding the Warlpiri tradition. The artist well in his 70’s is an active member of Warlukurlangu Co-operative. He lives at
His first solo exhibition at Alcaston Gallery in 2003 was met with great artistic acclaim.
His work is very different from other things that i have seen and this is probably because of his limited contact with the white people to influence his work he work from knowledge of his land and personal experience and this is what makes his work so powerful