Judy Long Nampijinpa, a Kaytetye and Warlpiri woman, was born at Neutral Junction Station, 280km North of Alice Springs, and now resides at Ali Curung. Judy took up painting in the early 1990s at the Ali Curung Old Women's Centre, before becoming one of the founding members of Arlpwe Art and Culture Centre.
While enjoying a long artistic career, becoming one of the most popular artists at Arlpwe, Judy’s practice has taken remarkable strides in the last two years. In old age, Judy's approach to painting comes from a slower more meditative hand. Her recent paintings layer multitudes of minute marks; either one colour or a limited palette, emphasising texture and negative space.