Language: Eastern Arrente
Country: Santa Teresa
Marie grew up at Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) communtiy, 80 kilometres southeast of Alice Springs with her eight younger brothers and sisters. Her mother is Theresa Ryder she paints dot paintings as well as landscape paintings. Marie is married to Kevin Bird Mpetyane (grandson of Ada Bird Petyarre) and lices happily with their three children in Kevin's country in Utopia Northeast of Alice Springs where she is a support teacher.