Maureen Baker

Maureen Baker lives in Warakurna, located in Western Australia approximately 330km from Uluru near the Northern Territory border.  Maureen was born in 1962 and her language is Ngaanyatjarra.

Maureen is a creative and extremely talented artist of the Warakurna arts community.  Maureen has participated in numerous exhibitions across Australia and she paints stories depicting her father’s country.  This painting depicts the travels of two women across the country, changing into animal forms to pass through certain areas and creating land formations as they did so.  The water holes and sites where the women camped on their travels are depicted, as well as other topographic details of the country.  Maureen’s paints with deep cultural knowledge and authority, successfully blending a traditional and contemporary aesthetic.