Margaret Scobie was born at Woolla Downs in approximately 1948 and became a senior and well-respected woman in the Utopia community. Margaret commenced painting in the 1980’s.
There is a rich artistic history that is affiliated with Margaret’s family, one of them being highly renowned artist – Gloria Petyarre – her cousin and the late Emily Kngwarreye her aunt. Margaret has become famous for several of her own unique and different painting styles and is now recognized as an accomplished artist.
Several of her themes or dreaming include Spinifex (portraying grass blown by the wind.) Awelye (Body painting designs) and Bush Medicine Leaves (depicting leaves of a special bush medicine plant -Kurrajong Tree -which is used for medicinal purposes)