Born in the bush at a place called Kurnilwarri between Tjukurla and Patjarr in the Gibson desert. Mary Gibson is married to senior law man Kelly Peterman, a Director of Tjarlirli Art Centre at Tjukurla, WA. They live near the Docker River community with their children.
Tommy Watson is a senior Pitjantjatara elder and Law man of Karima (Karimara) skin group. His given names of Yannima and Pikarli relate to specific sites near Anumarapiti. During his lifetime he was described by one critic as “the greatest living painter of the Western Desert”.