Ann’s family is from the Wingellina (Irrinytju) Community and she was born in the Pitjantjatjara Lands in South Australia. She spent her early childhood on the Pitjantjatjara Lands and moved to Warburton in Western Australia where she received her education. She moved to Alice Springs in 1974 and has lived there since. Ann has four older daughters and three sons and has taught all her daughters to weave and paint, their works reflect their mother’s creative influence.
Ann collects and dyes her own grasses that she finds locally in the Alice Springs area. Ann has a deep knowledge of the different grasses and creek roots and their uses for weaving. She experiments with colours and is inspired by the techniques of the Yolngu women of the Northern Territory. Her works are beautiful unique and collectible pieces and signal a new direction for Tjanpi Desert Weavers.