Marie Ryder was born in September 1966 and grew up at Ltyentye Apurte in central Australia. Marie is the daughter of Theresa Ryder, a highly respected landscape artist and Marie learnt to paint by watching her mother. Marie’s depictions are typically of the bush tucker of her country and of waterholes. Home for Marie is between ltyentye-apurte and Utopia. She is a proud Eastern Arrente woman.