Born: Derby 1974

Resides: Kununurra

Language: Mirriuwong

Bush Name: Mulbie

Desma comes from an artistic family and commenced painting at a very young age. Her aunt is senior ochre artist Judy Mengil and through her extended family, including Judy, she is able to paint the country where she resides around Kununurra, extending over the Northern Territory border to the environs of Carlton Hill and Newry Stations.

Desma is a naturally talented artist and depicts not only her country but cleverly sketches the flora and fauna of the Kimberley.

She has three small children, wonderful talent and will undoubtedly go far in the art world once her children are older.