Maureen Baker was born at Warakurna Western Australia in July 1962. She is known as a Ngaanyatjarra woman.
The focus of her paintings refer to her father’s country which is located a short distance from Tjukurla and Kulkurdaare .
They portray the multitude of the people which also included her ancestors that crossed this land in mythological times referring to the countless stories and hardships that they encountered during their travels.
They also refer to such landmarks as waterholes ,lakes, underground creeks and the travel routes taken on these epic journeys. The information provided of these travels and landmarks is often limited as this territory is regarded as sacred and such only limited information is available