Lorna Ward Napanangka was born at Papunya around 1961 and is the daughter of famous artist Timmy Payangka Tjapangati who was one of the first generation artists of the Desert Aboriginal Art movement.
Lorna began painting at Kintore in 1996 and she paints the traditional ceremonial site of Marrapinti. Tingari women camped at this site during their travels towards the east. Whilst there the women made nose bones, also known as Marrapinti, and upon completion of the ceremonies at the women continued on towards Lake MacKay. Loran Ward painted on the collaborative artwork Kiwirrkura a women's painting to contribute to the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal.