Daphne was born in 1979 in Alice Springs. She has been painting for several years now and is part of Ikuntji Art Centre. When she was a young girl her mother and father passed away. She was raised by her grandmother, Narputta Nangala Jugadai, Ikuntji’s most senior and internationally recognised painter.
On the weekends, Daphne enjoys hunting and cooking Goanna’s, shopping and looking after her 3 children. Her family is very important to her and she spends a lot of time looking after the welfare of her extended family. She is a keen member of the Haasts Bluff softball team.
Daphne has an eye for detail and paints meticulous translations of the Haasts Bluff landscape, including flora and fauna. Her work becomes particularly vibrant after the rains when the newly emerged wild flowers dominate her paintings. Daphne was passed down the right to paint the Yalka Tjukurrpa (Bush Onion Dreaming) from her grandmother Narputta.
Daphne is a successful emerging artist, whose artworks are being collected internationally.