It is believed that Naata first began painting on canvas in 1994 when she was a participant in the Kintore-Haasts Bluff collaborative canvas project and since that time has achieved a great many career milestones including having her art work represented on an Australia Post stamp and receiving a special commendation for her 2002 entry in the Telstra Indigenous Art Award. Her work was included in the 2000 Exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales 'Genesis and Genius'. She is an eccentric Pintupi artist and the sister of George Tjungurrayi and Nancy Ross Nungurrayi. Her recent works have shifted from specific Women's Ceremonies to broader perspectives of the land that she belongs to (Marrapinti). Her paintings are highly sought after and she was listed in the January 2004 edition of Australian Art Collector as one of Australia’s fifty most collectable artists. Naata lived at Walungurru in Kintore 530km west of Alice Springs and was rarely apart from her sister Nancy who often paints with her.