Nyumitja Laidlaw was born c.1938 at Nyumun, located in the Great Victoria Desert of Western Australia. She first saw Warburton Mission when she about 16 but lived out bush throughout the mission years. Nyumitja lives in Warburton Community with her family and often visits her close relations in Tjuntjuntjarra.
Nyumitja primarily paints about the Tjukurrpa Kungkarrangkalpa (Seven Sisters Story); her birthplace and country are all associated with this Dreaming. Together with her family, she maintains close links to her country, which is located to the south west of Warburton.