Ngaere always intended to go to art school, but upon the family’s move to Queensland, she followed her other passion of wanting to work with horses. She worked as a jillaroo throughout Queensland, NSW, and Victoria. Ngaere followed her passion for painting horses, capturing their movement of colour and sound in action. At the same time she attended art workshops and classes whenever possible.
She moved from Jindabyne to Orbost Vic after the 1971 flood. “I always wanted to know where the Snowy River meets the sea.” Here she married a dairy farmer, and combined family and milking cows with painting.
Ngaere paints in a loose impressionistic way using all mediums, oil, watercolours, pastel and charcoal. Her favorite subject is horses, but she also likes to capture the rural landscape and seascape and the environment surrounding her.
“I prefer to paint en plein air inspired by the landscape and all its variety.” Ngaere has successfully exhibited in many art shows locally and throughout rural Australia, sometimes winning prizes. Her paintings are in private collections throughout Australia and overseas.