Born: Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory
Lorna was born in Haasts Bluff and her mother, Annie Ellis Nampitjinpa, worked in the kitchens at Papunya when she was a baby.
Lorna went to the Papunya School, and clearly remembers art clasess with Geoffrey Bardon. Lorna started painting in earnest in 1999, and by 2004 had two solo exhibiions at Alcatson gallery, Melbourne. Lorna paints her grandfather's Dreaming.
Lorna lives at Kiwirrkura with her husband Bobby West Tjupurrula.
2006, Finalist Wynne Prize AGNSW