Dick Japaljarri Raymond was born at Yaturluyaturlu (The Granites). His country is Jila Well, and his Dreamings are wakulyarri (rock wallaby) and janganpa (possum). He also paints the ngatijirri (budgerigar) story.
In 1983 Japaljarri was one of 12 Warlpiri male leaders from Lajamanu who travelled to Paris to make a ground painting for the exhibition D'un autre continent: l'Australie le R?ve et le R?el, ARC, Mus?e d'art moderne.
Japaljarri began to paint in 1986 when a traditional painting course was set up in the Adult Education Centre at Lajamanu. The artist's work was exhibited in Mythscapes: Aboriginal Art of the Desert, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 1989.