Audrey Napanangka Martin was born in 1950 and is a senior Warlpiri woman from Yuendumu, some 350km north west of Alice Springs. Her home country is Mount Theo outstation north west of Yuendumu – about 170km off the Tanami Highway.
Audrey was taught to paint by her aunt and has painted for about 20 years including for Jukurrpa Arts, formerly in Alice Springs, and Warlukurlangu Artists in Yuendumu and has visited Art Mob in Hobart on a number of occasions for painting workshops.
Her paintings generally show Warlpiri women collecting bush tucker from her region. These food sources include wild bush tomato, wild bush coconut, bush beans, witchetty grubs and honey ants. She is one of a few female artists who use multi-coloured dots that give a wonderful 3D effect to her work. Her exciting use of colour reflects her strong interest in continuing her culture in this medium. She is a traditional Warlpiri dancer and has performed with her people in many public dance performances. Some of her paintings show traditional body paint designs
She is married to an Italian and has visited his home place in Sicily and travelled throughout Europe.