6th May 1977
Kukatja, Pintupi and English
Geraldine is the fifth daughter of Brandy Tjungurrayi (senior law man) and Nowee Nangala (deceased) from who she inherited many Tjukurrpa (Dreamtime) stories. Geraldine learnt to paint from years of watching both her mother and her father.
Geraldine was born at Derby Regional Hospital and is the youngest of five daughters. Geraldine comes from a rich painting family: her sisters Ann, Theresa and Genevieve are all competent painters in their own right. Geraldine’s daughter Serena also paints, as did her husband Lloyd Sheppard (deceased). Geraldine is a powerful young painter and her work has grown from strength to strength. Her palette is dominated by the various flowers, seeds and bush tucker that dominate the region at various times of years.