Rita Watson was born in 1964 in Warburton, a remote community in Western Australia. She is the daughter of renowned Irrunytju artist, Tjuruparu Watson. During her younger years, she spent a lot of time traveling across the NPY Lands, particularly between Irrunytju and Amata. Today she lives in Kalka with her husband. Rita has developed a unique interpretation of minyma kutjera (women's story) which is still sung and danced in Irlupa, her father's country. Her symbols, representing women, trees, waterholes, and the resonance of song, have an iconic feel.