Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa was born in 1959 at Mt Allen, about 300kms north of Alice Springs in Central Australia. Maureen attended school at the Yuendumu settlement in the 1960’s. She returned to Mt Allen where she worked as a school teacher’s assistant.
Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa began painting in the early 1980’s. Her paintings are of traditional Warlpiri Dreaming stories, in which her own sense of colour and design have been incorporated. Her paintings originate from “Warlukalongu” - her father’s and grandfather’s country.
Maureen's Dreamings include Emu, Flying Ant, Possum, Bush Onion, Fire, Water and Women’s Ceremonies, which have been passed down from her mother’s involvement in traditional ceremony.