Born in 1956 at Haasts Bluff and a Pintupi/Luritja speaker, Daisy paints Honey Ant, Spinifex and Emu Dreamings for her country, which lies around Papunya and Haasts Bluff. Daisy comes from a family of artists which goes back to the beginning of Western Desert painting: her uncles include painters Uta Uta Tjangala and Riley Major Tjangala – as well as Dapper Dapper Tjangala, one of the senior men at Haasts Bluff. Daisy’s mother, Narputta Nangala Jugudai , has recently begun painting on canvas for the Ikuntji Women’s Centre in Haasts Bluff, but she learned to paint working on the backgrounds of Daisy’s father Timmy Jugudai’s paintings. In 1993 a painting of Daisy’s was exhibited and purchased from the Araluen Annual Art Award. Her work has also been shown in the 1993 National Aboriginal Art Award and been purchased by the National Gallery of Australia.

Johnson, Vivien
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