Maggie Napangardi Watson (formerly Napangardi Ross) was part of a group of senior Warlpiri women at Yuendumu whose interest in rendering women's ceremonial designs in new materials led to early experimentation with canvas in the community.
Napangardi's Dreamings are karnta/karlangu (women's digging stick), purlurntari (edible fungus), yarla (big yam), wanakiji (bush plum) and Mina Mina. Her country is Janyinki, associated with karnta/karlangu the digging stick women's Dreaming.
Her work was included in the first exhibition of Yuendumu paintings at the Araluen Centre in Alice Springs in October 1985. Since then she has shown in numerous exhibitions of Warlukurlangu Artists in cities around Australia. Her work was featured in the major international exhibition Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia. She painted regularly from 1985 until early 1998 when she executed her last work.