Nancy was well known for her Mountain Devil Lizard paintings with the linear style; along with her sister Gloria she is responsible for making it famous. An Anmatyerre speaker, she lived at Boundary Bore, Utopia. Her children include Helen Kunoth, Christopher Kunoth and Lucy Kunoth who all paint. Nancy is well known also for her wood carving and woodblock work. She has been a part of many private exhibitions from as early as 1995.