Flora Nakamarra Brown was born on the first of August 1963 In Yuendumu, a remote aboriginal community located approximately 290 km from Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. Both her parents are deceased but were well-known Warlpiri artists. She has one brother and one sister. She is also kin to Joy Nangala Brown, also a major Warlpiri artist. Flora grew up in Yuendumu and went to the local school. She married Marshall Poulson, they have four children and lots of grandchildren. She now lives in Nyirripi, a remote aboriginal community 130 km west of Yuendumu.
She began painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu and Nyirripi, in 2017. She paints her mother’s Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming – Ngalyipi) – a very important women’s dreaming site west of Yuendumu and Nyirripi, near Lake Mackay and the WA border. These stories have been passed down to her by her mother and her mother’s mother before her for millennia. “I love my Mina Mina story.”
When Flora’s not painting, or looking after her grandchildren, she likes to “sometimes go hunting for kangaroo”.