Maureen was born in 1959 at Mount Barkley cattle station which today is known as Mount Allan . Maureen attended school at the Yuendumu settlement in the 1960’s and afterwards returning to Mount Allan working as a school teacher’s assistant.
In 1981 Maureen began her painting career and since has become an accomplished artist and respected member of her community. Her first love is painting and the artwork depicts traditional Warlpiri Dreamtime stories.
Her paintings originate from Warlukulongu (her father’s and grandfather’s country.) The main themes of her dreaming include Emu, Fire, Women Ceremonies, Sand Dunes and Water dreaming which have been passed down from her mother’s involvement with traditional ceremonies.
Maureen’s older sister “Jean Hudson Nampinjinpa” is also a highly respected artist in her own right.