Elaine was born in the bush at a Rockhole close to the community of Docker River in the Western Desert in 1969. Her father, a man from Papulankutja (Blackstone) died when she was a small baby and her family moved to Irrunytju where she spent her early years. Elaine along with many other girls from the Ngaanyatjarra lands went to school at Norseman Mission and later to Esperence where she attended high school. Today Elaine lives at Kanpi with her mother Maringka Baker. She has four daughters and three grandchildren.
Elaine paints the story of two women travelling across her country, in particular the sand hills and moving from rock hole to rock hole. They camp and eat bush tucker.