Alma Webou was born and grew up in Pinkalakara, her mother's country, on Anna Plains Station in the Great Sandy Desert, near Joanna Spring. It is country that is rich in mayi (bush food) and it is where Webou lost her mother and sister.
Webou walked the 1000 kilometres from Pinkalarta to Broome. She came to Bidyadanga in the late 1960s with her husband and children and has lived there ever since. She is a respected law woman and maparn (medicine woman) and often cries for the country and all the people who are lost as she paints.
In mid-2003 Webou and other senior people at Bidyadanga met with Emily Rohr, director of Short Street Gallery in Broome and a regular visitor to the community, to request art materials so that they could start painting.
Webou was one of the first to experiment first with acrylic on paper and then canvas. Her work was exhibited in the first Bidyadanga Artists group show Manjiliyajarra: An exhibition by the Yulparija and Mangala artists, Short Street Gallery, Broome, 2003.