Debra paints sacred women’s places, in particular the geographical features of the Western Desert around Kiwirrkurra and Papunya. They show the rock holes, sand hills and caves.
She is the daughter of artists, Walangkura Napanangka and Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula, both important Western Desert painters.
Debra began painting in 1984 along with her sisters. Her work is in the traditional Papunya Tula style with thick paint and intricate dot work.